How safe is Philadelphia, PA?

Philly has a high violent crime rate, but the city's property crime rate is below the national average. Compared with other major East Coast metro areas like New York City and Baltimore, Philly's murder rate is lower.

Crime Index

Index Score: 7.2 /10

How we calculate this.


Philadelphia has a lower crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2016

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Philadelphia, PA

445.9

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Philadelphia
Chicago, IL

444.0

Higher than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

359.0

Lower than average crime
Houston, TX

577.0

Higher than average crime
Philadelphia, PA

2166.9

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to Philadelphia
Chicago, IL

2056.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

2471.0

Higher than average crime
Houston, TX

2918.0

Higher than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.