Chester Named the Most Dangerous City in Pennsylvania

The city of Chester is the most dangerous city in Pennsylvania, according to a home security company.

On Wednesday the Home Security Shield released their report of the ten most dangerous cities in Pennsylvania. The ranking is based on data publicly released each year by the FBI. The list only includes cities with a population over 5,000.

Chester came in at number one on the list while Philadelphia was number 8.

1. Chester

2. Ambridge

3. New Castle

4. McKees Rocks

5. Harrisburg

6. York

7. Selinsgrove

8. Philadelphia

9. Duquesne

10. Reading

Chester has a population of 34,239. Violent crimes totaled 21.03 for every 1,000 residents. Property crimes totaled 35.14 for every 1,000 residents. Their total amount of reported crimes are 56.16 per 1,000 residents.

Chester is home to PPL Park, where the Philadelphia Union plays. The city is situated on the Delaware River, between Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware.

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