Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chester PA is the 2nd most dangerous city in America?

Whenever you evaluate Chester to other cities of comparable population, the Chester crime charge (violent and property crimes combined) is sort of a bit higher than average. 


Regardless of how Chester does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of comparable inhabitants dimension, its crime fee per thousand residents stands out as increased than most.


Chester crime rate according to NeighborhoodScout. Click HERE
The 8 Most Dangerous Cities in America. Click HERE

24 comments:

  1. Chester has a ferry? They couldn't have found a more recent picture? I have a whole site full of them.

    This article is so poorly written that first paragraph for both West Memphis and Salisbury are copies of each other. The author of the site doesn't even reveal who he/she is.

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  2. True. Everything on the web is not pretty.

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  3. Wow. Second most dangerous city, huh?

    That's wild. Ya know, I have to say, I literally LOVE Chester. It has such a weird dynamic in that it is PERFECTLY situated geographically and extremely beautiful horticulturally, but it seems like the rumors are true about the mafia here because I just don't understand how such a beautiful area with MOSTLY friendly well-meaning residents could be so dang on poor unless there is a concerted effort to keep it as such.

    Before I moved here EVERYBODY was telling me how violent Chester is. I was literally terrified to leave my house because people had me believing I would be shot if I opened my door the wrong way. But the reality is, Chester is one of the best kept secrets on the East coast. Most people are ultra friendly and helpful and again, it is so beautiful here horticulturally. I think if the National Audubon Society new of the types of birds we have here, they would want to donate money to preserve the area.

    Ps blkbam, I love the pictures on your site. I wish that more people could see them.

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    1. Your kidding, right? I lived there for 14 years in a "nice section" and it still wasn't that nice. Your right about the birds and there are some nice parks. However, the town is just way too drug-infested, crime-laden and poverty-stricken that it's an abysmal place to live. The number of neglected children and senior citizens that I encountered on a daily basis was sickening. The number of single, unwed mothers is off the charts as many fathers are non-existant. I pray for that town every night as there are many good people but what's happened there over time is a tragedy.

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  4. I agree being super tiny an having a crime rate like that doesn't fit right, but I its not the second most dangerous that would be Reading for the state of Pa. Philly comes first after Reading there Allentown followed by Pittsburgh, Chester should sit in the middle some were. Its bad but not that bad, I'm from Reading an that place SUCK'S BALLS! Shootings are an everyday thing along with all the other crime that comes with the hood!After all is said an done Reading, Chester, Philly, A-town were all in the same place an we should try our best to get out, An thats the hood! Peace!

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    1. nigga u dumb u never hear about reading or allentown or pittsburgh philly n chester are the hardest cities in pa it goes down in chester in 2010 the murder rate in chester was higher than philly

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    2. No, NIGGA, you have to be the stupidest piece of shit ever to live. You can't even type a coherent sentence. Go kill yourself right away, please.

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    3. both of yas are dumb they go by per capita and the average ammount of people per crime yes phiily might have more crimes but person for person chester has the second most crime in the usa per the amount off people ..http://thehoodup.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=70506#.UoOe0OK6uM8

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    4. 1. Most Dangerous Cities in America: Chester, Pennsylvania (Pop. 36,529)

      Total Violent Crime Rate: 26.47
      --Murder/Manslaughter: 0.38
      --Forcible Rape: 0.68
      --Robbery: 5.31
      --Aggravated Assault: 20.09

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  5. Back in the day, when the shipyards and Scott Paper and all other industries were here men of that time had plenty of money due to prosperous times. It was pretty much normal for a man to father as many as a dozen children in an average 1930s & '40s family home. These offspring didn't move to far from home so now you have twelve new families spread across the city. Sometimes the man would have children out of wedlock which means five out of twelve of these kids have their mothers last name same dad but it's still twelve new families.

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  6. Now if you have children born to a non couple, the children
    would be raised with different last names not knowing the person they don't like is their people's cause they don't know their family tree. Most people migrated to Chester from down South and don't know their cousins and have a conflict. Most people are too afraid ask or know who is their blood before you mistakenly go to your cousins funeral not realizing your put that person in the ground. love life & live long

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  7. Harrisburg was #20 I think... I live right across the river from Hbg, and I would think Hbg is ten times more dangerous than Chester! The "Hill", "Hall Manor", "Uptown"... I mean those Harrisburg neighborhoods alone have got to be ten times as dangerous as Chester. I'm also extremely surprised York or Pittsburgh wasn't on the list...

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    1. Your crazy you must never ever have seen chester or camden......harrisburg has a couple bad spots but they aren't even half as bad as those two cities.......york, lancaster, what a joke I couldn't find any bad areas...and don't even say s.queen st.....both are lovely compared to the best st in camden or chester......the worst area in harrisburg is better than the best area in camden or chester

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    2. Yes I agree I lived in both cities for years they are both high crime cities

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  8. I'm from chester pennsylvania and now I live in harrisburg Harrisburg is like The suburbs to me but don't get me wrong it definitely goes down in harrisburg niggaz will bust their guns harrisburg is far from sweet when you compare the 2 I hear these guys in harrisburg talk to each other reckless this shit they say in harrisburg would get you head blown off in the city of chester a lot of out of towners come to harrisburg and do half of the crime you here about once I move from out of chester and it a little bit of traveling I've been to new york connecticut baltimore dc pittsburgh chicago in detroit as soon as you get into the city of chester without warning you take 1 look n you know shit is real and all of those places I've name I feel safer there then I've ever felt in the city of chester but with all that being said I love my fuck city ccity 4 life

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    1. just moved to hburg from philly for peace. hburg crime is petty compared to philly and chester.

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  9. Yeah, sorry northern Pennsylvanians, Chester is the only city that I feel nervous in... you can feel it in the air. I'm from Wilmington, Delaware I think number 8 on that list, Philly has bad parts, but Chester is hood all the way through.

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  10. Plus, you gotta realize that out of that top ten, Atlantic City, Wilmington, Camden and Chester are all within like 30 minutes drive of each other and Philadelphia, just the whole area, you never have a problem finding dope and there's a murder on TV everyday.

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    1. That's the real point. This region produces a lot of crime. But, becuase of it's proximity to NYC, Philly, DC, the mountains, the ocean, the airport and amtrk, it's also a very desirable place to live.

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    2. I lived there as a child and loved it. Granted My brother and I along with another brother and sister were the only white people in Booker T. Washington Elem. School ,It does bring back such wonderful memories of a much simpler time. We all need to step back and look at what we do to our communities. We need to be more productive and not hinderative to our homes!!!

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  11. yeah I've seen all these cities camden and chester are the worst......no city got anything on chester and camden......except maybe st.louis its bad as shit there.......camden and chester have no good areas at all....the whole city is a hood for both.......I don't care what anybody says camden and chester hold the title......and I'm from north philly sayin this shit

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  12. Yes we have crime do so does every other city ok. Also I have a problem with the City wide clean up and it is people from outside of Chester doing it Why can't the lazy people of Chester clean up them selfs.

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  13. My family was born and raised in Chester. Back then (80's and 90's) was one of the most dirtiest, poorest, most violent cities you would ever come across. It was literally like walking through a third world country. The worst neighborhoods in Phildadelphia did not compare to Chester. Ugh, so DIRTY. Now I haven't been there in the last 10 years or so except for a few visits and it still looks the damn same. It is a damn SHAME because I heard in the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's, it was a very nice place to live. Jennifer Aniston (from the TV show Friends, was born there and grew up there) which was very hard for me to believe at first. That was a shocker, but it is confirmed that she was born and raised there, up until she was about 10 years old I believe. Her grandparents ran a business in Chester as well. So her family roots are in Chester. Anyway , for whatever reason, I don't know what happened, but it turned into war zone in the 70's and from there on. It's really sad. I seen so much sh*t there. People from there are deformed mentally and even physically. It's literally like looking at the children of the corn.

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