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


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

Crime rate in Philadelphia, PA

The 2022 crime rate in Philadelphia, PA is 553 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.2 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 97.8% U.S. cities. The 2022 Philadelphia crime rate rose by 45% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 514 - an increase of 58 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Philadelphia has seen rise of violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Philadelphia, PA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Philadelphia:

553.0
Camden:

609.6
Pennsauken:

246.5
Merchantville:

51.1
Woodlynne:

198.8
Narberth:

86.8
Millbourne:

50.2
Palmyra:

173.6
Rockledge:

155.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Philadelphia by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
302
(19.5)
306
(20.1)
324
(21.2)
331
(21.5)
247
(15.9)
248
(15.9)
280
(17.9)
273
(17.4)
316
(20.1)
351
(22.1)
330
(20.8)
448
(28.2)
456
(28.4)
514
(33.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
896
(57.9)
945
(61.9)
833
(54.4)
880
(57.2)
1,279
(82.3)
1,207
(77.4)
1,322
(84.3)
1,259
(80.1)
1,182
(75.0)
1,095
(69.0)
931
(58.6)
813
(51.2)
700
(43.6)
785
(50.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9,037
(583.9)
8,363
(548.0)
8,246
(538.6)
7,984
(518.8)
7,562
(486.9)
6,970
(447.1)
6,765
(431.5)
6,199
(394.6)
6,026
(382.5)
5,262
(331.6)
5,175
(325.7)
4,271
(269.2)
3,800
(236.8)
5,763
(370.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8,928
(576.9)
8,921
(584.6)
8,865
(579.1)
8,658
(562.6)
7,986
(514.2)
7,500
(481.1)
7,766
(495.3)
7,654
(487.3)
7,406
(470.0)
7,712
(486.0)
7,498
(471.9)
8,708
(548.8)
7,365
(458.9)
9,140
(587.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10,969
(708.8)
10,796
(707.5)
12,057
(787.6)
12,004
(780.0)
10,408
(670.1)
9,694
(621.8)
8,083
(515.6)
6,985
(444.7)
6,590
(418.3)
6,497
(409.4)
5,534
(348.3)
6,468
(407.6)
4,790
(298.5)
6,485
(416.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
37,941
(2,452)
39,924
(2,616)
40,113
(2,620)
38,592
(2,508)
37,253
(2,399)
37,394
(2,398)
36,228
(2,311)
36,856
(2,346)
36,195
(2,297)
36,968
(2,330)
34,810
(2,191)
30,841
(1,944)
28,642
(1,785)
48,067
(3,090)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6,978
(450.9)
7,068
(463.2)
7,447
(486.5)
6,401
(415.9)
5,791
(372.9)
5,728
(367.4)
5,065
(323.1)
5,493
(349.7)
5,483
(348.0)
5,680
(357.9)
5,135
(323.2)
6,221
(392.1)
7,115
(443.3)
12,681
(815.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
399
(25.6)
330
(21.0)
416
(26.5)
413
(26.2)
430
(27.1)
414
(26.1)
517
(32.6)
494
(30.8)
528
(33.9)
City-Data.com crime index559.7562.2562.1545.1519.3492.9486.1467.7457.9446.6418.3425.6382.3553.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 3,325 registered sex offenders living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as of April 12, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Philadelphia is 472 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


When are crimes committed in Philadelphia, PA?

Violent crime rate in 2022
Philadelphia:

595.5
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Philadelphia:

448.3
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Philadelphia:

516.7
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Philadelphia:

498.9
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Philadelphia:

522.0
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Philadelphia:

541.4
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Philadelphia:

555.9
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Philadelphia:

583.5
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Philadelphia:

573.3
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Philadelphia:

614.7
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Philadelphia:

640.9
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Philadelphia:

655.6
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Philadelphia:

668.3
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Philadelphia:

677.3
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Philadelphia:

791.1
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Philadelphia:

707.7
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Philadelphia:

745.8
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Philadelphia:

703.1
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Philadelphia:

360.1
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Philadelphia:

215.4
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Philadelphia:

237.5
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Philadelphia:

227.7
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Philadelphia:

252.0
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Philadelphia:

250.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Philadelphia:

258.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Philadelphia:

267.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Philadelphia:

299.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Philadelphia:

309.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Philadelphia:

343.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Philadelphia:

361.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Philadelphia:

341.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Philadelphia:

332.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Philadelphia:

413.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Philadelphia:

360.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Philadelphia:

358.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Philadelphia:

343.6
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2020, including police officers: 7,140 (6,359 officers - 4,987 male; 1,372 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.01
Pennsylvania average:

2.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 7,412 (6,584 officers - 5,165 male; 1,419 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.14
Pennsylvania average:

2.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7,366 (6,577 officers - 5,157 male; 1,420 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.14
Pennsylvania average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 7,347 (6,558 officers - 5,144 male; 1,414 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.16
Pennsylvania average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 7,995 (6,313 officers - 4,948 male; 1,365 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.02
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 7,229 (6,413 officers - 5,013 male; 1,400 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.09
Pennsylvania average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 7,235 (6,410 officers - 4,984 male; 1,426 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.11
Pennsylvania average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 7,325 (6,508 officers - 5,048 male; 1,460 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.19
Pennsylvania average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 7,360 (6,526 officers - 5,032 male; 1,494 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.24
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 7,427 (6,625 officers - 5,083 male; 1,542 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.33
Pennsylvania average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 7,532 (6,734 officers - 5,153 male; 1,581 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.41
Pennsylvania average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 7,576 (6,722 officers - 5,115 male; 1,607 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.34
Pennsylvania average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 7,623 (6,764 officers - 5,111 male; 1,653 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.69
Pennsylvania average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 7,542 (6,714 officers - 5,058 male; 1,656 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.68
Pennsylvania average:

2.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 7,510 (6,665 officers - 5,005 male; 1,660 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.55
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 7,501 (6,636 officers - 4,956 male; 1,680 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.51
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 7,704 (6,781 officers - 5,075 male; 1,706 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.57
Pennsylvania average:

2.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 7,844 (6,932 officers - 5,204 male; 1,728 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.63
Pennsylvania average:

2.85

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

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