Pennsylvania January 08, 2020
According To FBI Statistics, These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Pennsylvania For 2020
Pennsylvania’s a pretty amazing place to live – from its natural beauty to its one-of-a-kind residents. Alas, despite it being such a wonderful state, PA has its fair share of problems like other states. Following, for example, are the 10 most dangerous cities in Pennsylvania, according to data from the FBI.
Please note: The latest data from the FBI is from 2018. Learn more
here. (You’ll have to scroll down to or do a search for Pennsylvania, as the file lists all 50 states.)
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. McKees Rocks
McKees Rocks comes in at the top of the list of the most dangerous cities in Pennsylvania. With a population of just under 6,000, McKees Rocks experienced 100 violent crimes in 2018. Of those violent crimes, 60 were aggravated assaults, 27 were robberies, eight were rapes, and five were murders. Property crime, on the other hand, tallied 280, the majority of which (206) were larceny/thefts.
Approximately 9,751 Pennsylvanians live in Uniontown, which saw a total of 136 violent crimes – 111 aggravated assaults, 22 robberies, two rapes, and one murder. Property crimes were significantly higher, coming in at 455, of which 369 were larceny/thefts.
Chester boasts a population of just over 34,000. Violent crimes totaled 474 in 2018. Those numbers broke down to 286 aggravated assaults, 159 robberies, 18 murders, and 11 rapes. Property crimes were also significant, totaling 1,151, 642 of which were larceny/thefts while there were 352 burglaries.
Violent crimes totaled 149 in Darby, a city of 10,702, in 2018. Ninety-four of the 149 violent crimes were aggravated assaults, and there were 37 robberies, 17 rapes, and one murder. Property crimes were almost double the violent crimes, coming in at 346. The majority of property crimes, 251, were larceny/theft.
Home to 22,792 Pennsylvanians, Pottstown tallied 196 violent crimes in 2018 – 123 aggravated assaults, 36 robberies, 35 rapes, and two murders. Property crimes were significantly higher at 753, of which 606 were larceny/theft and 113 were burglaries.
Yeadon, population 11,512, saw 86 violent crimes in 2018. Aggravated assaults totaled 65. There were 15 robberies, five rapes, and one murder. Property crime was quite a bit higher, tallying 384, of which 288 were larceny/theft.
Our next three cities take us to Western Pennsylvania. With a population of nearly 21,000, Johnstown experienced 240 violent crimes. Those numbers break down to 177 aggravated assaults, 32 robberies, 26 rapes, and five murders. Six hundred and twenty property crimes were reported with 406 larceny/thefts and 190 burglaries.
A suburb of Pittsburgh, Duquesne is home to 5,544 residents. Duquesne experienced 58 violent crimes in 2018 – 32 aggravated assaults, 20 robberies, three rapes, and three murders. Property crime was more than double violent crime with a total of 163, 95 of which were larceny/theft.
Eighty-nine violent crimes were recorded in Ambridge, a city of 6,679 residents. Aggravated assaults tallied 79 followed by seven robberies, one rape, and two murders. Property crime, on the other hand, totaled 182. Larceny/theft came in at 139 with 26 burglaries.
Let’s head to the eastern part of the state and Philadelphia, a city of more than 1.5 million people. The city experienced 14,420 violent crimes in 2018 – 7,712 aggravated assaults, 5,262 robberies, 1,095 rapes, and 351 murders. Property crimes totaled just over 49,000, the majority of which were larceny/thefts at 36,968.
Do you agree that these are some of the most dangerous cities in Pennsylvania? Join the conversation in the comments! Let’s change the tune a bit. Are you prepared if zombies invade Pennsylvania? Here are
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