Crime in Philadelphia, PA, United States

Crime rates in Philadelphia, PA, United States

Level of crime
77.80 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
74.30 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
55.36 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
62.33 High
Worries car stolen
51.97 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
65.60 High
Worries attacked
60.56 High
Worries being insulted
63.55 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
47.05 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
78.84 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
70.36 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
72.71 High
Problem corruption and bribery
63.98 High

Safety in Philadelphia, PA, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
59.29 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
29.52 Low

Contributors: 193

Last update: March 2023

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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2 Comments so far
Anonymous on Dec 08, 2022:
Philly is one of the most dangerous and bleak Rust belt cities. Crime is rampant here and the authorities refuse to address it
ML on Mar 02, 2021:
I am worried about the crime in Philadelphia. If you are coming from an international country with a relatively low crime rate (such as Canada, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Australia/New Zealand), you should exercise caution in this city. You will encounter a much higher likelihood of crime relative to your home country. This could happen in daylight in a crowded place—even in a safe neighborhood. If something feels remotely unsafe, avoid it. Lock your residence doors and cars at all times. Leave nothing visible in your car—put it in the trunk or under the seat as we Philadelphians often do. Recently a woman was assaulted in the bathroom of a nice department store in the city center during the day—the alleged perpetrator was hiding there waiting for a victim. I have been alone in that store many times. That has me scared as a native. Please come and enjoy Philadelphia, but stay safe.