Is Philadelphia Safe for Women? Crime Rate in Philadelphia

Safety index

Unsafe
2.1 /5

The safety level in Philadelphia is considered to be low, with an overall safety index of 2.1.

Crime index

Low
2.1 /5

The crime rate in Philadelphia is considered to be low, with an overall crime index of 2.1.

Violence index

13.9%

On average 13.9% percentage of women in United States have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some time in their life, according to OECD Data.

Crime & Safety Stats

Safety index:

2.1/5Unsafe

Safety walking alone after dark:

1.6/5Unsafe

Safety using public transport:

2.3/5Unsafe

Crime index:

2.1/5Low

Worries of being sexually harassed:

1.4/5Not at all worried

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

1.2/5Not at all worried

Worries of being physically attacked:

1.2/5Not at all worried

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

1.6/5A Bit Worried

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

1.6/5A Bit Worried

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

1.2/5Not at all worried

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How safe is Philadelphia for women?

Audrey

Audrey

I live in West Philadelphia, an area accessible by a mix of modes of transport. Walking is generally safe but I would not recommend public transit later than about 10 pm. The only outright crime I have experienced here is having my car broken into.

Posted: June 6, 2024
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Philly is safe when you’re in the right areas and in the right times. Always best to go out in groups! Public transportation can be a pain during rush hour due to middle school and elementary school kids.

Posted: April 4, 2024
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It’s like any other city, just keep your wits about you and keep walking. Be aware of your surroundings, I wouldn’t talk to strangers unless necessary. As a woman I’d be extra cautious after dark in certain areas.

Posted: March 6, 2024
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Marli

Marli

Philadelphia is an amazing city. With that said we have crime, that can mostly be avoided with a “I’m from here and know where I’m going and what I am doing” attitude. When I walk alone at night I feel much safer if I have pepper spray on me. When walking with another woman, I feel pretty safe. Depending on what area of the city you are in things can feel safer or less safe, just like any other city.

Posted: February 20, 2024
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Is Philadelphia safe to travel?

Group travel experience

I traveled with two of my friends to Philadelphia last year And it was the first time we did couch surfing And some of the places we went to weren’t that safe but we did not had any bad encounters Since we did couch surfing (and the host was very generous) we did not really have to paid for food I will say that it’s not a city with a lot activities but there’s some of the places and things we did : - got to celebrate St Patrick at a very nice pub (1116 Walnut St) - saw a show at the Wells Fargo Center (3601 S Broad St) - great pizza at OG Pizza (2500 Frankford Ave) - Cute Market : Reading Terminal Market (1136 Arch St) - Independence National Historical Park with the Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell - and for The Rocky’s fan there’s a statue and the stairs (of the Philadelphia Museum of Art ; 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway)

Posted: April 8, 2024
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Is Philadelphia worth visiting?

Solo travel experience

I spent a couple of weeks in Philadelphia during covid. I found the people incredibly friendly, even though we were all keeping our distance. I biked around the city using Indego bikes, which are super affordable by the hour. My favorite Italian food is in Philly.

Posted: June 30, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 3/5
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Erin

Erin

About Me

Hi, there! I’m a 22 year old a with dream to travel the world! Last year, I got the opportunity to be abroad in South Korea and Japan. I am planning to do a graduation trip in Europe this summer! Looking to immerse myself in new culture, explore the city, find places to stay, make friends and memories!

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Audrey

Audrey

About Me

Hi! I'm Audrey, a US/Belgium dual citizen currently living in Philly. I enjoy travel, feminism and community.

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