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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Philadelphia County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 884,366 total crimes reported in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (215,269 of them violent). Of the 88,437 crimes that transpire each year in Philadelphia County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania every 5 minutes. This includes 3,392 murders, 9,987 rapes, and over five hundred and forty-six thousand thefts (including 132,447 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Philadelphia County has diminished by 29 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 11 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Philadelphia County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to seventy-five thousand for Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Philadelphia County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.