A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Chester, PA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Chester, PA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Chester, PA averages 150% higher than the rest of Pennsylvania while the rate of crime on a national scale is 79% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Chester, PA is 414% higher than the average rate of crime in Pennsylvania and 320% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 100% higher than the remainder of the state of Pennsylvania and 40% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Chester, PA area.
The Chester crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Chester as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Chester crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
Did you know?
The overall crime rate in Chester is 79% higher than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 13.45 daily crimes that occur in Chester.
Chester is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
In Chester you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Chester has increased by 8%.
The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Chester, PA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Pennsylvania as well as national figures. In Chester, PA the total number of daily crimes is 2.50 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.79 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Chester, PA are 5.14 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 4.20 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Chester, PA has a daily crime rate that is 2.00 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.40 times more than the daily national average.
How Safe is Chester (higher is better)
When comparing the safety of Chester, PA compared to every other city in Pennsylvania as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Chester, PA ranks safer than 1% of every city located within Pennsylvania along with 5% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Pennsylvania and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Chester, PA. As a result, Chester, PA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.
Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chester
The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chester is 1 in 63
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chester is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Chester is 1 in 21
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Chester, PA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Chester, PA, then there is a 1 in 63 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 31. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 21 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Chester, PA.
Year Over Year Crime In Chester (per 100,000 people)
The year over year crime rate for Chester, PA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Chester, PA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have not changed in Chester, PA, while property crimes in Chester, PA have increased by 12%. Crimes in total for Chester, PA have increased by 8% year over year.
Chester police department
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents
There are a total of 112 Chester police officers. This results in 3.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 79.1% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 0.6% greater than the National average.
Sex offenders in Pennsylvania
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.
Source: The Chester, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.