Crime in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia consistently ranks above the national average in terms of crime, especially violent offenses. It has the highest violent crime rate of the ten American cities with a population greater than 1 million residents as well as the highest poverty rate among these cities. It has been included in real estate analytics company NeighborhoodScout's "Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in America" list every year since it has been compiled. Much of the crime is concentrated in the North, West, and Southwest sections of the city.

Philadelphia
Crime rates* (2014)
Violent crimes
Homicide15.9
Rape77.4**
Robbery447.2
Aggravated assault481.1
Total violent crime1021.4
Property crimes
Burglary621.8
Larceny-theft2398.5
Motor vehicle theft367.4
Arson25.6
Total property crime3387.7
Notes

*Number of reported crimes per 100,000 population.

** Revised definition[1]

Source: FBI 2014 UCR data

Charles Ramsey, the police commissioner, has stated his goal to reduce the number of homicides by 100 per year.[2]

The legal entities responsible for maintaining law and order are:

Notable cases and incidents[edit]

Homicides[edit]

Year 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Homicides (city, number)[6] 332 402 427 460 489 505 450 423 437 400 433 412 409 340 335 325 309 288 348 330 375 406 391 331 302 306 326 331 246 248 280 277 315 351
Homicides (city, rate)[7] 44.3 43.5 41.6 44.3 42.6 41.7 37.5 35.2 36.4 33.3 36.8 34.3 34.8 25.8 29.4 26.5 20.4 18.9 23.3 22.2 25.6 27.7 27.3 23.0 19.5 19.6 21.2 21.5 15.9 15.9 17.9 17.4 21.1 22.2
Homicides (US, rate)[8] 11.7 12.9 10.4 11.1 10.8 10.5 9.2 8.7 9.0 8.2 9.2 7.6 7.5 6.0 6.1 5.9 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.5 5.7 5.8 5.7 5.4 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.9 5.3 5.3

Organized crime[edit]

Documentaries[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FBI".
  2. ^ Ramsey’s goal: 100 fewer murders a year
  3. ^ A 1982 murder, a capital sentence, two escapes and now, a reprieve from death row
  4. ^ http://www.southphillyreview.com/news/lifestyles/79678342.html
  5. ^ U.S. Bug in Mayor's Office Roils Philadelphia Race
  6. ^ "Crime rate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA):". Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Crime rate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA):". Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Crime rate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA):". Retrieved 28 May 2017.

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