Philadelphia, PA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 38 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 26. Within Pennsylvania, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Philadelphia.

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 110.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Philadelphia's rate for property crime is 29 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 34.

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 295.

Philadelphia Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Philadelphia Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

14,433

46,317

60,750

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.11

29.24

38.35

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
9.11
3.06
National Median: 4
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 110

in Philadelphia

1 in 326

in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,584,064
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
29.24
14.03
National Median: 21
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Philadelphia

1 in 71

in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Property CRIMES

Population: 1,584,064
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Philadelphia Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
426
41
National Median: 28.3
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania