Philadelphia ranks 40th on the list of most dangerous cities. A city with a high rate of violent crime does not indicate that the entire city is unsafe. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has a crime rate 151 above the national average, while Chicago, Illinois, has a crime rate 137 above the national average. Believe it or not, Chicago and Philadelphia can say something that is quite unusual.
Both have nearly identical crime rates. Chicago's adjusted crime rate is just 1 point higher than Philadelphia, according to BestPlaces. In short, both are considered cities with a high crime rate.