Unfortunately, Philadelphia’s crime rate is well above the nation’s average. With a crime index of 12 (meaning the city is safer than approximately 12 of the cities in the US), the city is hardly considered a safe place to live. One in every twenty-five homes in Philadelphia gets broken into each year. The population of Philadelphia is around 1,517,550–that’s an average of 60,702 property crimes per year. These unlucky homes most likely fell victim to property crime because they were not properly protected. On a brighter note, there are ways to protect yourself and your family from being affected by crime in Philadelphia. To protect your home against burglars and violence, the best step to take is to install a home security system. Read the rest of this entry »

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If you’re raising kids in Philadelphia, it’s important to educate them about the dangers of the outside world. Even if you live in a safe neighborhood, crime is always just around the corner in Philly. Make sure they understand the reality of the criminal world so they understand the importance of staying safe. While you want to educate your children, you don’t want to scare them into feeling threatened or unsafe in their surroundings. It’s important to express your concerns in a way that lets your kids know the dangers out there but also assures them they’re safe as long as they follow the rules. Read the rest of this entry »

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