Chester Murder Rate Was 2nd In U.S. — Delaware County, Pa.’s entry finished second on a list of murder leaders based on 2017 statistics released in 2018.
Chester, with a rate of .85 murders per 1,000 residents, was only surpassed by East Saint Louis, Ill which had 1.13 murders per 1,000.
Chester’s rate was 15 times that of the national average.
Here’s the list of the top 30 most dangerous cities from 2017. The Delaware Valley region is well represented with both Camden, N.J. (26) and Wilmington, Del. (7) included.
York is also on the list at 22, surprisingly higher than Camden.