A new record was set in Philadelphia as the city's homicide rate reached its highest level in more than three decades.

As of Friday evening, 501 homicides had been recorded in eastern Pennsylvania for the year, according to 6ABC News, breaking the record set in 1990.

"It's terrible to every morning to get up and have to go look at the numbers and then look at the news and see the stories. It's just crazy," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said at a press conference. "It's just crazy and this needs to stop."

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The 501st homicide occurred when a 30-year-old man was found after being shot five times. The man was later transported to the hospital where he was declared dead.

"There are people making money selling these guns, making these guns, and the Legislature, not the people behind me, don't care," Kenney said, slamming gun manufacturers and retailers. "They don't care how many people get killed. It's ridiculous."

In 2020, Philadelphia recorded 499 homicides for the year.

Kenny said "cities like Boston and New York" are not "dealing with this problem" the same way that Philadelphia is, citing "strict gun laws."

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Another city on the East Coast, Washington, D.C., had recorded 200 homicides in 2021 as of Nov. 22, the highest number year to date for the nation's capital since 2003, according to the D.C. Police Union.

The Washington Examiner reached out to the Philadelphia Police Department for a statement.