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Chester, Pennsylvania Jail and Mugshot Information

Chester is a city in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.00 square miles (15.55 sq. km). The City of Chester had a population of approximately 34,077 in the year 2017.

The mayor of Chester, Pennsylvania is Thaddeus Kirkland. Thaddeus Kirkland can be contacted at (610) 447-7723.

Thaddeus Kirkland, Mayor
City of Chester
1 W 4th St
Chester, PA 19013
Phone: (610) 447-7723
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Chester City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Chester, Pennsylvania was 711.1, higher than it had been since at least the year 2002, but higher than the national average of 277.5. According to research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 217 registered sex offenders living in Chester, Pennsylvania as of February 16, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in Chester to the number of sex offenders is 157 to 1.

There were an estimated 1,668 total crimes per 100,000 people in Chester, Pennsylvania. This rate is lower than the average in the state of Pennsylvania which has 1,963 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Chester is also lower than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Chester, there were an estimated 547 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Pennsylvania is 313 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 383 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 1,121 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the Pennsylvania average of 1,649 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,362 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Chester, Pennsylvania:

  • The overall crime rate in Chester is 79% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.45 daily crimes that occur in Chester.
  • Chester is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chester you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chester has increased by 8%.

Chester, Pennsylvania Police Station Information

Chester Police Department

The Chester Police Department has 105 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 44,396 people.

Otis Blair, Police Commissioner
Chester Police Department
160 East 7th Street
Chester, PA 19013
3rd & 4th Floors
Phone: (610) 447-8402
Phone: (610) 447-7931 (Main Office)
Fax: (610) 490-1310
Hours: 24-Hrs.

Chester Police Dept

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Chester, Pennsylvania.

Jerry L. Sanders, Jr., Sheriff
Delaware County Sheriff’s Office
Courthouse, Room 101
201 W. Front St.
Media, PA 19063
Email: SandersJ@co.delaware.pa.us
Phone: (610) 891-4296
Fax: (610) 891-1765

Delaware County Sheriff
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Delaware County Jail Information

The physical location of the Jail is:

Delaware County Jail
500 Cheyney Road
P.O. Box 23
Thornton, PA 19373
Phone: (610) 361-3200
Fax: (610) 361-9689

Delaware Jail Visitations
Delaware County Jail

Police Records Request in Chester, Pennsylvania

Public records can be obtained from the by visiting, calling or emailing your request to the Chester City Hall. You need to submit a completed Open Records Request Form to access the records.

Chester Open Records Request Form

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

City of Chester
Chester City Hall
1 W 4th St
Chester, PA 19013
Phone: (610) 447-7723
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Chester City Open Records Request

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