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Philadelphia, PA has a significantly higher rate of violent crime than the US average. The violent crime rate in Philadelphia is 50.8 compared to the average of 22.7 for the United States. Additionally, the property crime rate in Philadelphia is also higher with an average of 46.6 compared to 35.4 for the rest of the country. This indicates that there is a greater risk of being involved in criminal activity when living in or visiting Philadelphia than when compared to other areas throughout the United States.

Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Philadelphia violent crime is 50.8. (The US average is 22.7)
Philadelphia property crime is 46.6. (The US average is 35.4)

NOTE: Click on the links below to see charts for each crime category.
 Violent Crimes  - Murder  Rape  Robbery  Assault
 Property Crimes  - Burglary  Larceny  Auto Theft
Philadelphia, PA Crime History
*Closest City
Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
20001571.62270.3718.2761.15179.9832.93234.71112.4
20011409.720.466.8632.56904773.4765.92984.81022.7
20021315.918.967.9581.9647.24155.2737.72544.8872.7
20031378.423.367.1642.9645.24175712.32531.2931.5
20041408.322.267.4657.4661.24105.2709.92547.3848.1
20051467.125.669.5683.6688.44102744.12582.6775.3
20061562.427.765.5749.1720.14275.1788.12691.1795.9
20071475.427.366.6714.6666.94304.7802.82728.4773.5
20081441.32372667.4678.94342.7891.32822.9628.5
20091238.219.557.9583.9576.93611.3708.82451.6450.9
20101189.419.660.6536.6572.53708.2692.82561.9453.5
20111193.321.254.4538.6579.13894.3787.62620.3486.5
20121160.121.557.2518.8562.63703.67802507.7415.9
20131099.315.982.3486.9514.23441.5670.12398.5372.9
20141021.415.977.4447.1481.13387.7621.82398.5367.4
2015102917.984.3431.5495.33147.4515.62310.7321.1
2016988.917.480.1394.6496.73140.6444.72346.3349.7
2017947.620.175382.54703063.5418.32297.2348
2018908.722.169331.64863096.9409.42329.5357.9

   Crime in Nearby Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Camden, NJ1,581.82,867.573,14052019
Pennsauken, NJ312.62,388.335,28652019
Cheltenham, PA186.72,653.335,76052018
Palmyra, NJ112.11,682.17,56462019
Merchantville, NJ108.51,600.23,78962019
   Crime in Similar Size Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
New York, NY570.71,459.68,566,917782019
Baltimore, MD1,858.74,311.2644,554922019
Washington, DC977.14,245.8693,9721262019
Boston, MA607.24,245.8630,6482682019
Columbus, OH503.43,308.0772,9744152019

   Visualize the relationship between violent and property crime in similar size cities.

   Crime by Location

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Now the only reason some people disagree is because MONEY. If you live in “manayunk” (which I lived for 2 years) you can’t compare … you can’t compare your out skirt  More

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Over 3 years ago

do not go. do not travel to. Will charge you fees, anything - to pay for the mess that they made. Life long resident, born here as well. I'm Very sorry to say. Go  More

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Over 3 years ago

I'm actually grateful for the bad reviews because I purchased an amazing home here 3 years ago and couldn't be happier! I feel like if everyone was giving it 5 stars the  More

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