Reported Annual Crime In Pottstown

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePottstown/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,242n/a (estimate)5,4572,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePottstown/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a4.45.14.9
Rape22n/a96.733.638.6
Robbery49n/a215.3101.6101.9
Assault78n/a342.7174.8237.8
Violent crime150n/a (estimate)659315373
Burglary118n/a518.5309.8491.4
Theft917n/a4,029.41,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theft57n/a250.594.8220.2
Property crime1,092n/a (estimate)4,7981,8132,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Pottstown, PA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 156% higher than the average of crimes committed in Pennsylvania. It is also 91% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Pottstown, PA shows a crime rate that is 109% higher than the Pennsylvania average. The crime rate is also 77% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Pottstown, PA is shown to be 165% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 93% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Pottstown is 91% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.95 daily crimes that occur in Pottstown.
  • Pottstown is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Pottstown you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Pottstown has decreased by 6%.

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Daily Crime In Pottstown (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Pottstown, PA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Pennsylvania as well as national figures. In Pottstown, PA the total number of daily crimes is 2.56 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.91 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Pottstown, PA are 2.09 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.77 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Pottstown, PA has a daily crime rate that is 2.65 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.93 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Pottstown (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Pottstown, PA compared to other areas of Pennsylvania, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Pottstown, PA safer than 7% when compared to other Pennsylvania cities, and 10% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Pennsylvania, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Pottstown, PA. At this time, Pottstown, PA sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pottstown

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pottstown is 1 in 152
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pottstown is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Pottstown is 1 in 19
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Pottstown, PA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Pottstown, PA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 152. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 21 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Pottstown, PA is 1 in 19.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Pottstown, PA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Pottstown, PA has decreased by 14%, the amount of property crime in Pottstown, PA has decreased by 5%, and the total amount of crime in Pottstown, PA has decreased by 6% year to year.

Pottstown police department

ItemPottstownPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5814,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.61.83.3
There are a total of 58 Pottstown police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 40.9% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 21.2% 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
Honey Brook, PA1,681000
Devon, PA1,79044254299
Woxall, PA1,21244254299
Eagleview, PA2,05249284334
Evansburg, PA2,28749284334
Pottstown, PA22,5196594,7985,457

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Copiague, NY22,5273951,6692,065
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Garden City, NY22,543160674833
Park Forest, IL22,4903311,8052,136
Pottstown, PA22,5196594,7985,457
Source: The Pottstown, 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.