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Total crime 2%
Violent crime 68%
Property crime 9%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouth Philadelphia/100k peoplePhiladelphia/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime63,5652,551 (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 crime14,420636 (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 crime49,1451,915 (estimate)3,0971,4032,110

Key findings

  • South Philadelphia crime rates are 2% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Philadelphia are 68% higher than the national average
  • In South Philadelphia you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Philadelphia is safer than 53% of the cities in Pennsylvania
  • Year over year crime in Philadelphia has not changed

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      Daily Crime In South Philadelphia (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Philadelphia

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Philadelphia is 1 in 158
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Philadelphia is 1 in 53
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Philadelphia is 1 in 40

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

      Philadelphia police department

      ItemSouth PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a7,36014,701
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.81.8

      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
      Pine Valley, NJ4000
      Tavistock, NJ9000
      Devon, PA1,88043197240
      Berwyn, PA3,22858267326
      Wyncote, PA3,12358267326
      Voorhees, NJ1,39554345399
      Narberth, PA4,30579364444
      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 South Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.