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Crime rate in Chester, Pennsylvania (PA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Chester, PA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Chester, PA

The 2019 crime rate in Chester, PA is 628 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.3 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 98.0% U.S. cities. The 2019 Chester crime rate rose by 0% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 18. In the last 5 years Chester has seen decline of violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Chester, PA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Chester:

627.9
Upland:

776.0
Chester Township:

438.6
Parkside:

466.8
Eddystone:

526.6
Brookhaven:

134.7
Trainer:

355.2
Marcus Hook:

344.7
Nether Providence Township:

67.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Chester by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
18
(48.5)
27
(73.4)
17
(46.4)
14
(38.3)
24
(64.3)
21
(61.6)
22
(64.3)
22
(64.6)
30
(88.1)
23
(67.3)
23
(67.4)
29
(85.3)
18
(52.8)
18
(53.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
21
(56.6)
25
(67.9)
42
(114.6)
25
(68.4)
31
(83.1)
23
(67.5)
17
(49.7)
29
(85.2)
28
(82.2)
26
(76.1)
30
(88.0)
21
(61.8)
11
(32.3)
29
(85.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
241
(649.8)
231
(627.7)
237
(646.9)
194
(531.1)
206
(552.2)
214
(627.9)
217
(633.8)
236
(693.4)
169
(496.2)
211
(617.6)
210
(615.7)
178
(523.8)
159
(466.5)
142
(418.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
704
(1,898)
662
(1,799)
759
(2,072)
734
(2,009)
650
(1,742)
N/A464
(1,355)
444
(1,304)
296
(869.2)
292
(854.7)
273
(800.4)
319
(938.7)
286
(839.0)
280
(825.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
444
(1,197)
437
(1,188)
450
(1,228)
488
(1,336)
466
(1,249)
554
(1,626)
465
(1,358)
354
(1,040)
341
(1,001)
281
(822.5)
300
(879.5)
327
(962.2)
352
(1,033)
254
(749.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
740
(1,995)
635
(1,726)
714
(1,949)
632
(1,730)
638
(1,710)
626
(1,837)
636
(1,858)
697
(2,048)
716
(2,102)
592
(1,733)
649
(1,903)
653
(1,921)
624
(1,831)
597
(1,761)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
284
(765.7)
258
(701.1)
224
(611.4)
179
(490.0)
148
(396.7)
142
(416.7)
102
(297.9)
130
(381.9)
119
(349.4)
132
(386.4)
100
(293.2)
141
(414.9)
175
(513.4)
168
(495.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
25
(67.4)
31
(84.2)
30
(81.9)
40
(109.5)
33
(88.5)
26
(76.3)
26
(75.9)
21
(61.7)
27
(79.3)
24
(70.2)
21
(61.6)
14
(41.2)
13
(38.1)
17
(50.1)
City-Data.com crime index941.7957.41005.7894.5896.8967.7822.6851.6746.8709.5711.1742.4625.8627.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 226 registered sex offenders living in Chester, Pennsylvania as of September 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chester is 151 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Chester:

814.0
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Chester:

790.6
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Chester:

963.7
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Chester:

930.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Chester:

946.9
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Chester:

941.1
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Chester:

1,213.4
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Chester:

1,172.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2010
Chester:

1,359.0
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Chester:

1,415.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Chester:

1,566.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Chester:

1,428.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Chester:

1,427.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Chester:

1,369.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Chester:

891.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2002
Chester:

812.6
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Chester:

312.2
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Chester:

375.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Chester:

350.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Chester:

315.0
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Chester:

309.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Chester:

357.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Chester:

367.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Chester:

409.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Chester:

479.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Chester:

394.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Chester:

427.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Chester:

434.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Chester:

429.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Chester:

454.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Chester:

473.1
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Chester:

330.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2002
Chester:

277.2
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 96 (85 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.51
Pennsylvania average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 96 (87 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.55
Pennsylvania average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 101 (91 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.68
Pennsylvania average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 103 (93 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.73
Pennsylvania average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 104 (94 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.75
Pennsylvania average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 109 (99 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
Pennsylvania average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 113 (103 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.03
Pennsylvania average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 112 (102 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.98
Pennsylvania average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 112 (102 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
Pennsylvania average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 113 (102 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.73
Pennsylvania average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 109 (103 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.82
Pennsylvania average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 113 (103 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.81
Pennsylvania average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 108 (100 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.72
Pennsylvania average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 106 (96 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 106 (96 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 106 (96 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
Pennsylvania average:

2.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 110 (102 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.77
Pennsylvania average:

2.85

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Chester, PA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 19013.