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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 2018 crime rate in Philadelphia, PA was 447 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.6 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 93.5% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Philadelphia crime rate fell by 3% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 351 - an increase of 35 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Philadelphia has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Philadelphia, PA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Philadelphia:

446.6
Camden:

1,107.6
Pennsauken:

210.3
Merchantville:

109.9
Woodlynne:

163.7
Narberth:

30.4
Millbourne:

315.8
Palmyra:

154.2
Rockledge:

118.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Philadelphia by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
377
(25.6)
406
(27.7)
392
(27.3)
331
(23.0)
302
(19.5)
306
(19.6)
324
(21.2)
331
(21.5)
247
(15.9)
248
(15.9)
280
(17.9)
273
(17.4)
316
(20.1)
351
(22.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1,024
(69.5)
960
(65.5)
956
(66.6)
1,038
(72.0)
896
(57.9)
945
(60.6)
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)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10,069
(683.6)
10,971
(749.1)
10,258
(714.6)
9,618
(667.4)
9,037
(583.9)
8,363
(536.6)
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)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10,139
(688.4)
10,546
(720.1)
9,574
(666.9)
9,784
(678.9)
8,928
(576.9)
8,921
(572.5)
8,865
(579.1)
8,658
(562.6)
7,986
(514.2)
7,500
(481.1)
7,765
(495.3)
7,803
(496.7)
7,406
(470.0)
7,712
(486.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10,960
(744.1)
11,542
(788.1)
11,524
(802.8)
12,845
(891.3)
10,969
(708.8)
10,796
(692.8)
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)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
38,039
(2,583)
39,413
(2,691)
39,167
(2,728)
40,681
(2,823)
37,941
(2,452)
39,924
(2,562)
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)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11,420
(775.3)
11,657
(795.9)
11,104
(773.5)
9,058
(628.5)
6,978
(450.9)
7,068
(453.5)
7,447
(486.5)
6,401
(415.9)
5,791
(372.9)
5,728
(367.4)
5,034
(321.1)
5,493
(349.7)
5,483
(348.0)
5,680
(357.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A399
(25.6)
330
(21.0)
416
(26.5)
413
(26.2)
430
(27.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)667.0703.1682.9665.2559.7550.5562.1545.1519.3492.9485.9469.6457.9446.6

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. 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 3,305 registered sex offenders living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Philadelphia is 474 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Philadelphia, PA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Philadelphia:

522.0
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Philadelphia:

541.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Philadelphia:

560.6
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Philadelphia:

583.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Philadelphia:

573.3
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Philadelphia:

614.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Philadelphia:

640.9
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Philadelphia:

655.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Philadelphia:

654.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Philadelphia:

677.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Philadelphia:

791.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Philadelphia:

812.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Philadelphia:

855.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Philadelphia:

806.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Philadelphia:

672.2
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Philadelphia:

660.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Philadelphia:

627.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Philadelphia:

252.0
U.S. Average:

189.3

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:

266.8
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:

334.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Philadelphia:

332.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Philadelphia:

413.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Philadelphia:

413.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Philadelphia:

411.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Philadelphia:

394.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Philadelphia:

345.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Philadelphia:

356.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Philadelphia:

353.6
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 2018, including police officers: 7,366 (6,577 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.14
Pennsylvania average:

1.88

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

4.16
Pennsylvania average:

1.90

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

4.02
Pennsylvania average:

1.96

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

4.09
Pennsylvania average:

1.98

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

4.11
Pennsylvania average:

1.99

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

4.19
Pennsylvania average:

1.95

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

4.24
Pennsylvania average:

1.98

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

4.33
Pennsylvania average:

2.06

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

4.32
Pennsylvania average:

2.06

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

4.34
Pennsylvania average:

2.07

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

4.69
Pennsylvania average:

2.09

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

4.68
Pennsylvania average:

2.11

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

4.39
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

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

4.37
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

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

4.47
Pennsylvania average:

2.81

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

4.57
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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