The weekend passed without a single homicide in Philadelphia, police report.

Indeed, there hasn't been a slaying in the city since last Tuesday night, when a 50-year-old man was shot and killed inside his North Philadelphia rowhouse.

This not to say there has been no bloodshed.

At least three men were shot and one man was stabbed in violence Sunday. But all are expected to recover.

Crime reports this weekend stand in stark contrast to the weekend of Sept. 9-11, when seven were slain and a dozen wounded in the city.