Philly police cite 5-year 8% drop in staffing as one reason for 'fluctuating' gun crime numbers

'We are doing what we can with what we have,' says commissioner

A Philadelphia City Council special committee on gun violence prevention, held a hearing online on Oct. 13.

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At a Philadelphia City Council gun violence prevention committee hearing on Wednesday, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw noted that some districts have ramped up arrests in certain areas. It was one of many such hearings held throughout the year.

"When you look at our weekly trends, our homicide and shooting victims appear to be fluctuating since last August," Outlaw said.