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Philadelphia Property Crime Rate Below Nation

There were 2,487 property crimes — larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft — reported per 100,000 Americans in 2015, an 11.6% decline from five years prior. The FBI estimates that property crime resulted in $14.3 billion in losses in 2015, down from $15.6 billion in 2011. For several centuries, crime has been more common in […]

Why Violent Crime is More Common in Philadelphia

There were an estimated 1.2 million murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults in the United States in 2015. The violent crime rate of 373 incidents per 100,000 Americans rose 3.1% from 2014. In the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area, there were 460 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, higher than the violent crime rate statewide of 315 incidents […]

Poverty Rate in Philadelphia Below National Level

An estimated 13.1% of residents in the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area live below the poverty line, a smaller share than the national poverty rate of 14.7% and roughly similar to the state’s poverty rate of 13.2%. Philadelphia has the eighth highest poverty rate of any Pennsylvania metro area. A high school education can mean the difference […]

Violent Crime in Pennsylvania Below National Level

Violence in the United States has steadily declined for several decades. While the violent crime rate has fallen considerably — from 685 incidents reported per 100,000 Americans in 1995 to the current rate of 383 incidents per 100,000 — the national violent crime rate rose 3.0% last year. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime rates […]

Why Philadelphia Has One of the Highest Robbery Rates

The FBI defines robbery as the taking, or the attempted taking, of anything of value from someone by force, threat of violence, or fear. Most robberies involve the use of a firearm and yield $1,190 worth of goods on average. There were 327,374 robberies reported nationwide in 2015 — 102 per 100,000 Americans. Crime and […]

Philadelphia Has One of the Highest Murder Rates in America

The deadly weekend in Chicago is the most recent indication of the soaring violence in the city. There have been 614 murders in the city so far this year — more than in New York and Los Angeles combined and the highest number in over a decade. Nationwide, while the number of homicides declined for […]

Pennsylvania is Less Violent Than Most States

Although the risk of deadly shootings appears to have escalated, violence in the United States is trending downward. In 1995, there were 685 violent incidents per 100,000 people nationwide. By 2014, the national violent crime rate had fallen to 366 violent crimes per 100,000 people. The United States is far from the most peaceful place […]

Pennsylvania is One of the Easiest State to Buy a Gun

At least 50 people were gunned down in an Orlando nightclub in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016. The incident is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The military style firearms used in the massacre were purchased legally, in Florida, just days before the killings. The second amendment, which was passed by […]

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