Chester, PA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
1,625
Total Crimes
4,767.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
85.61%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Chester, PA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Chester is 4,767.2 per 100,000 people. That's 85.61% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 165.44% higher than the Pennsylvania total crime rate of 1,795.9 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Chester SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9.5
Education
4
Commute
8

How Does Chester Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Chester
/ 100k People
Pennsylvania
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,625 4,767.2 1,795.9 2,568.4
Murder 18 52.8 6.1 5.0
Robbery 159 466.5 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 286 839.0 188.0 246.8
Violent Crime 474 1,390.6 306.0 368.9
Burglary 352 1,032.7 211.6 376.0
Larceny 624 1,830.6 1,175.9 1,594.6
Car Theft 175 513.4 102.4 228.9
Property Crime 1,151 3,376.7 1,489.9 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Chester

474
Violent Crimes
1,390.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
276.95%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 71.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Chester each year. That compares to a 1 in 326.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Chester is 1,390.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 276.95% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 354.40% higher than the Pennsylvania violent crime rate of 306.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Chester

1,151
Property Crimes
3,376.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
53.52%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 29.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Chester each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Chester is 3,376.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 53.52% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 126.63% higher than the Pennsylvania property crime rate of 1,489.9 per 100,000 people.

Chester Crime Compared To Pennsylvania Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Pennsylvania.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Chester

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Conshohocken, PA 8,081 93 1,150.8 1,089.0 61.9
Brookhaven, PA 8,042 150 1,865.2 1,628.9 236.3
Haddon Heights, NJ 7,497 44 586.9 546.9 40.0
Ridley Park, PA 7,045 82 1,163.9 965.2 198.7
Swarthmore, PA 6,266 37 590.5 526.7 63.8
Upland, PA 3,250 163 5,015.4 3,200.0 1,815.4
Eddystone, PA 2,412 263 10,903.8 9,908.8 995.0
Parkside, PA 2,331 78 3,346.2 2,531.1 815.1
Trainer, PA 1,847 62 3,356.8 2,815.4 541.4
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