Crime in Philadelphia, PA, United States

Crime rates in Philadelphia, PA, United States

Level of crime
78.39 High
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
75.80 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
55.68 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
62.82 High
Worries car stolen
53.36 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
65.42 High
Worries attacked
61.10 High
Worries being insulted
63.76 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
46.95 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
79.74 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
70.92 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
73.53 High
Problem corruption and bribery
63.13 High

Safety in Philadelphia, PA, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
57.71 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
28.86 Low

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Last update: July 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 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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4 Comments so far
Anonymous on Nov 10, 2023:
Drugs everywhere. People getting high off tranq or any other illicit material and cops can't even do anything about. Gunshot's are a daily thing, and the only time when there was order was when the military showed up. That gives you an idea of how bad it is down here
Edgar on Oct 22, 2023:
exactly. To reduce crime in cities facing a public security crisis in the USA (and in any city in the world) it is necessary to arrest and give harsh sentences to criminals and arm the population of good will to defend themselves
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.