Which Is the Least Violent Neighborhood in Philadelphia County?

That would be West Mt. Airy, according to the what Technically Philly’s Juliana Reyes calls the Inquirer’s “beautiful” crime app. “In the last 30 days, West Mt. Airy has been the most peaceful neighborhood in the city. That is to say, its violent crime rate clocks in at zero,” wrote Reyes today. So which neighborhood had the most violent crimes?

That would be Fairhill, which had the highest number of crimes in the categories of Homicide, Rape, Robbery and Assault.

The crime map also sorts by property crime, in which case West Mt. Airy gets a bit more vulnerable. In that case, Oak Lane/East Oak Lane is safest and Northern Liberties/Fishtown have the highest rate of Burglary, Theft and Auto theft/damage as initially reported to police.

The map goes deep into these crimes, delving as far as individual addresses, and can be sorted by population number, type of crime, or neighborhood. But beyond that, it provides neighborhood demographics, historical crime figures and can be searched with different variables. It’s easy to use and the interface is, indeed, beautiful. And it will soon be behind a paywall, which stinks. Someone’s gotta pay the journalists, I guess.

Use this beautiful Inquirer crime map tool before it goes behind paywall

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  • MoKnows

    FYI, the West Mt Airy line is not Johnson, it’s actually Washington Ln, according to the city.

    • Germantown Clown

      No, it’s Johnson. No one on my block says they live in Mount Airy. Also, “according to the city”…


      • http://www.facebook.com/sydney.epps1 Sydney Epps

        Cheers to this link! I grew up in West Mt. Airy, and my mother lives on Washington Lane (which is one block short of being Mt. Airy, but boasts the Johnson House, which redeems the neighborhood as historical in it’s own rights..) but according to this, I certainly DO NOT live in the treacherous Frankford, but the peaceful slit of the city called Northwood :-) Though no one knows where I’m referencing…

        • ICDogg

          I grew up in a house in the 1600 block of Washington Lane… about 50 years ago. One of my classmates was a guy named Vernon Epps, in fact.