Crime in Philadelphia, PA, United States

Crime rates in Philadelphia, PA, United States

Level of crime
73.94 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
67.69 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
51.87 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
58.45 Moderate
Worries car stolen
46.06 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
61.90 High
Worries attacked
56.54 Moderate
Worries being insulted
60.84 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
42.08 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
75.71 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
67.23 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
69.05 High
Problem corruption and bribery
62.06 High

Safety in Philadelphia, PA, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
64.00 High
Safety walking alone during night
32.21 Low

Contributors: 150

Last update: June 2021

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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3 Comments so far
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.
Sarah H on Oct 27, 2020:
I've lived in Philadelphia my entire life and there is definitely plenty of crime but I've never felt particularly unsafe. It's moreso the kind of crime you hear about on the news between armed folks, not so much the kind that happens to everyday people.
Tim on Sep 26, 2017:
Sounds like a nice place to raise a family :)