Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia, PA crime analytics


With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Philadelphia has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 24. Within Pennsylvania, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Philadelphia. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Philadelphia to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Philadelphia has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Philadelphia is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Philadelphia does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Philadelphia.

For Philadelphia, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Philadelphia is one in 97.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Philadelphia experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Philadelphia's rate for property crime is 32 per one thousand population. This makes Philadelphia a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Philadelphia is one in 32.

Importantly, we found that Philadelphia has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Philadelphia is one in 310.

Philadelphia Crime Data

 
Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Philadelphia Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16,143

49,378

65,521

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.30

31.50

41.80

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Philadelphia 10.30
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 97

in Philadelphia

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 1,567,442
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 280 1,322 6,765 7,776
Rate per 1,000 0.18 0.84 4.32 4.96
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Philadelphia 31.50
Pennsylvania 18.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Philadelphia

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Property CRIMES
Population: 1,567,442
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 8,084 36,235 5,059
Rate per 1,000 5.16 23.12 3.23
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Philadelphia Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Philadelphia 459
Pennsylvania 51