Philadelphia, PA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
63,565
Total Crimes
4,005.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
55.96%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Philadelphia, PA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Philadelphia is 4,005.6 per 100,000 people. That's 55.96% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 123.03% 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.

Philadelphia SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
4

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Philadelphia
/ 100k People
Pennsylvania
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 63,565 4,005.6 1,795.9 2,568.4
Murder 351 22.1 6.1 5.0
Robbery 5,262 331.6 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 7,712 486.0 188.0 246.8
Violent Crime 14,420 908.7 306.0 368.9
Burglary 6,497 409.4 211.6 376.0
Larceny 36,968 2,329.5 1,175.9 1,594.6
Car Theft 5,680 357.9 102.4 228.9
Property Crime 49,145 3,096.9 1,489.9 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Philadelphia

14,420
Violent Crimes
908.7
Violent Crimes / 100k People
146.32%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 110.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Philadelphia each year. That compares to a 1 in 326.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Philadelphia is 908.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 146.32% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 196.94% higher than the Pennsylvania violent crime rate of 306.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Philadelphia

49,145
Property Crimes
3,096.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
40.80%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 32.3 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Philadelphia each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Philadelphia is 3,096.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 40.80% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 107.85% higher than the Pennsylvania property crime rate of 1,489.9 per 100,000 people.

Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Camden, NJ 73,140 3,417 4,671.9 3,033.9 1,638.0
Palmyra, NJ 7,198 164 2,278.4 2,111.7 166.7
Merchantville, NJ 3,712 68 1,831.9 1,724.1 107.8
Riverton, NJ 2,698 37 1,371.4 1,297.3 74.1
Rockledge, PA 2,542 55 2,163.7 2,045.6 118.0
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