Reported Annual Crime In Norristown

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNorristown/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime911n/a (estimate)2,6392,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNorristown/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a11.65.14.9
Rape6n/a17.433.638.6
Robbery124n/a359.2101.6101.9
Assault93n/a269.4174.8237.8
Violent crime227n/a (estimate)658315373
Burglary107n/a310.0309.8491.4
Theft524n/a1,518.11,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theft53n/a153.594.8220.2
Property crime684n/a (estimate)1,9821,8132,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Norristown, PA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Norristown, PA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Norristown, PA is 24% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Pennsylvania, and when compared with the national average, is 8% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Norristown, PA has 109% higher than violent crime rate than Pennsylvania average, while remaining 76% higher than the national average. In property crime, Norristown, PA is 9% higher than the average of Pennsylvania and is 20% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Norristown is 8% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.23 daily crimes that occur in Norristown.
  • Norristown is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Norristown you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Norristown has decreased by 20%.

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Daily Crime In Norristown (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Norristown, PA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Pennsylvania as well as those across America as a whole. The Norristown, PA total amount of daily offenses is 1.24 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.08 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Norristown, PA is 2.09 times more than the Pennsylvania average, and it is 1.76 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Norristown, PA has a daily crime figure that is 1.09 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.26 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Norristown (higher is better)

How safe is Norristown, PA compared to other cities in Pennsylvania and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Norristown, PA is safer than 10% of the cities in Pennsylvania and 16% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Pennsylvania and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Norristown, PA. Overall, Norristown, PA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Norristown

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Norristown is 1 in 153
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Norristown is 1 in 51
The chance of being a victim of crime in Norristown is 1 in 38
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Norristown, PA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Norristown, PA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 153. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 51 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Norristown, PA is 1 in 38.

Year Over Year Crime In Norristown (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether Norristown, PA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Norristown, PA has decreased by 12% and the rate of property crime in Norristown, PA has decreased by 23%. The total crime rate in Norristown, PA has decreased by 20% year to year.

Norristown police department

ItemNorristownPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8114,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.31.83.3
There are a total of 81 Norristown police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.2% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 28.3% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Pennsylvania

StateTotal offendersPennsylvania /100KNational /100K
Pennsylvania17,973146222
There are a total of 17,973 sex offenders in Pennsylvania. This yields a total of 146 sex offenders in Pennsylvania per 100,000 residents which is 34% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Woxall, PA1,21244254299
Devon, PA1,79044254299
Evansburg, PA2,28749284334
Skippack, PA3,85660345405
Spring House, PA3,67360345405
Norristown, PA34,4546581,9822,639

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Newnan, GA34,4575602,8013,361
Orangevale, CA34,4495183,1813,698
Mooresville, NC34,4663252,5792,904
Brunswick, OH34,43849724773
Glendale Heights, IL34,4361391,6211,760
Norristown, PA34,4546581,9822,639
Source: The Norristown, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.