Reported Annual Crime In Philadelphia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePhiladelphia/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime65,477n/a (estimate)4,1762,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePhiladelphia/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder280n/a17.95.14.9
Rape1,322n/a84.333.638.6
Robbery6,765n/a431.5101.6101.9
Assault7,765n/a495.3174.8237.8
Violent crime16,132n/a (estimate)1,029315373
Burglary8,083n/a515.6309.8491.4
Theft36,228n/a2,310.71,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theft5,034n/a321.194.8220.2
Property crime49,345n/a (estimate)3,1471,8132,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Philadelphia, PA. The total number of reported crimes in Philadelphia, PA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Philadelphia, PA crime rate is 96% higher than the Pennsylvania average and is 46% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Philadelphia, PA has a violent crime rate that is 227% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 176% higher than the national average. For property crime, Philadelphia, PA is 74% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 27% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Philadelphia is 46% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.44 daily crimes that occur in Philadelphia.
  • Philadelphia is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Philadelphia you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Philadelphia has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Philadelphia (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Philadelphia, PA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Pennsylvania as well as national figures. In Philadelphia, PA the total number of daily crimes is 1.96 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.46 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Philadelphia, PA are 3.27 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 2.76 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Philadelphia, PA has a daily crime rate that is 1.74 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.27 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Philadelphia (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Philadelphia, PA area in comparison to other Pennsylvania communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Philadelphia, PA being safer than 3% of cities in Pennsylvania and 5% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Pennsylvania cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Philadelphia, PA. In conclusion, Philadelphia, PA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Philadelphia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Philadelphia is 1 in 98
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Philadelphia is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Philadelphia is 1 in 24
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Philadelphia, PA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Philadelphia, PA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 98. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 32 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Philadelphia, PA is 1 in 24.

Year Over Year Crime In Philadelphia (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Philadelphia, PA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Philadelphia, PA has increased by 1% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 7% year over year. Total crimes for Philadelphia, PA has decreased by 5% in the same time frame.

Philadelphia police department

ItemPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7,36014,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.81.83.3
There are a total of 7,360 Philadelphia police officers. This results in 4.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 161.9% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 46.4% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Pennsylvania

StateTotal offendersPennsylvania /100KNational /100K
Pennsylvania17,973146222
There are a total of 17,973 sex offenders in Pennsylvania. This yields a total of 146 sex offenders in Pennsylvania per 100,000 residents which is 34% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pine Valley, NJ2000
Tavistock, NJ9000
Devon, PA1,79044254299
Berwyn, PA3,22260345405
Wyncote, PA3,30760345405
Philadelphia, PA1,546,9201,0293,1474,176

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Phoenix, AZ1,490,7585943,4914,085
San Antonio, TX1,385,4385875,0305,617
San Diego, CA1,341,5103992,0822,481
Dallas, TX1,240,9856943,4404,134
San Jose, CA986,3203302,4272,757
Philadelphia, PA1,546,9201,0293,1474,176
Source: The Philadelphia, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.