Chester, PA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
1,488
Total Crimes
4,388.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
87.07%
Above National Average
285 out of 288
In Pennsylvania
8,201 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Chester, PA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Chester is 4,388.7 per 100,000 people. That's 87.07% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 115.81% higher than the Pennsylvania total crime rate of 2,033.6 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Chester SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
5
Commute
8

How Does Chester Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Chester
/ 100k People
Pennsylvania
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,488 4,388.7 2,033.6 2,346.0
Murder 18 53.1 7.9 6.5
Robbery 142 418.8 83.9 73.9
Aggravated Assault 280 825.8 264.6 279.7
Violent Crime 469 1,383.3 389.5 387.8
Burglary 254 749.2 248.6 314.2
Larceny 597 1,760.8 1,274.5 1,398.0
Car Theft 168 495.5 121.0 246.0
Property Crime 1,019 3,005.5 1,644.1 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Chester

469.0
Violent Crimes
1,383.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
256.70%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 72.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Chester each year. That compares to a 1 in 256.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Chester is 1,383.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 256.70% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 255.13% higher than the Pennsylvania violent crime rate of 389.5 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Chester

1,019.0
Property Crimes
3,005.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
53.48%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 33.3 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Chester each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Chester is 3,005.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 53.48% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 82.80% higher than the Pennsylvania property crime rate of 1,644.1 per 100,000 people.

Chester Crime Compared To Pennsylvania Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Pennsylvania.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Chester

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Haddon Heights, NJ 7,527 44 584.6 544.7 39.9
Ridley Park, PA 7,046 54 766.4 667.0 99.3
Swarthmore, PA 6,428 32 497.8 466.7 31.1
Eddystone, PA 2,404 197 8,194.7 7,321.1 873.5
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