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Total crime 61%
Violent crime 140%
Property crime 47%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePhiladelphia/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime63,565n/a (estimate)4,0061,7102,489
Murder351n/a22.15.25.0
Rape1,095n/a69.034.042.6
Robbery5,262n/a331.676.181.6
Assault7,712n/a486.0191.1250.2
Violent crime14,420n/a (estimate)909306379
Burglary6,497n/a409.4182.4340.5
Theft36,968n/a2,329.61,124.21,549.5
Vehicle theft5,680n/a357.996.8219.9
Property crime49,145n/a (estimate)3,0971,4032,110

Key findings

  • Philadelphia crime rates are 61% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Philadelphia are 140% higher than the national average
  • In Philadelphia you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Philadelphia is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Philadelphia has not changed

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      Daily Crime In Philadelphia (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Philadelphia, per 100,000 residents. In Philadelphia, the total number of daily crimes is 2.34 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.61 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Philadelphia are 2.97 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 2.40 times more than the national average. For property crime, Philadelphia has a daily crime rate that is 2.21 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.47 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Philadelphia (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Philadelphia in comparison to other Pennsylvania communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Philadelphia safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Philadelphia being safer than 2% of cities in Pennsylvania and 5% of cities across the United States. 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. In conclusion, Philadelphia ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Philadelphia

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Philadelphia is 1 in 111
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Philadelphia is 1 in 33
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Philadelphia is 1 in 25
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Philadelphia? If you reside in Philadelphia, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 111. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 33 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. 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, is 1 in 25.

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

      Determining whether Philadelphia is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Philadelphia violent crime rates have not changed. At the same time, property crime has not changed year over year. Total crimes for Philadelphia has not changed in the same time frame.

      Philadelphia police department

      ItemPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7,36014,701558,732
      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 47.1% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Pennsylvania

      StateTotal offendersPennsylvania /100KNational /100K
      Pennsylvania21,558176266
      There are a total of 21,558 sex offenders in Pennsylvania. This yields a total of 176 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
      Tavistock, NJ9000
      Pine Valley, NJ4000
      Langhorne Manor, PA1,4300140140
      Devon, PA1,88043197240
      Berwyn, PA3,22858267326
      Wyncote, PA3,12358267326
      Voorhees, NJ1,39554345399
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,9389093,0974,006

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,3246993,3154,014
      San Antonio, TX1,439,3587084,3245,033
      San Diego, CA1,374,8123621,8832,244
      Dallas, TX1,278,4338633,3214,184
      San Jose, CA1,009,3634382,4202,858
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,9389093,0974,006
      Source: The Philadelphia, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.