Reported Annual Crime In Reading

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleReading/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,251n/a (estimate)3,7052,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleReading/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder13n/a14.85.14.9
Rape37n/a42.233.638.6
Robbery291n/a331.6101.6101.9
Assault359n/a409.1174.8237.8
Violent crime700n/a (estimate)798315373
Burglary728n/a829.7309.8491.4
Theft1,572n/a1,791.61,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theft251n/a286.194.8220.2
Property crime2,551n/a (estimate)2,9071,8132,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Reading, 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 74% higher than the average of crimes committed in Pennsylvania. It is also 30% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Reading, PA shows a crime rate that is 153% higher than the Pennsylvania average. The crime rate is also 114% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Reading, PA is shown to be 60% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 17% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Reading is 30% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.15 daily crimes that occur in Reading.
  • Reading is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Reading you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Reading has decreased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Reading (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Reading, PA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Pennsylvania and on a national level. In Reading, PA the total number of daily crimes is 1.74 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.30 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Reading, PA is 2.53 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 2.14 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Reading, PA has a daily crime rate that is 1.60 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.17 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Reading (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Reading, PA area in comparison to other Pennsylvania communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Reading, PA being safer than 7% of cities in Pennsylvania and 9% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Pennsylvania cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Reading, PA. In conclusion, Reading, PA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Reading

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Reading is 1 in 126
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Reading is 1 in 35
The chance of being a victim of crime in Reading is 1 in 27
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Reading, PA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Reading, PA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 126. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 35 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 Reading, PA is 1 in 27.

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

Determining whether Reading, PA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Reading, PA has decreased by 8% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has not changed year over year. Total crimes for Reading, PA has decreased by 2% in the same time frame.

Reading police department

ItemReadingPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)19114,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.21.83.3
There are a total of 191 Reading police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.1% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 34% 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
Terre Hill, PA1,3840364364
Alleghenyville, PA1,19960347407
Elverson, PA1,33261351412
Flying Hills, PA2,62892528620
Grill, PA1,47094541636
Reading, PA88,0517982,9073,705

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Boca Raton, FL88,1872182,3872,605
San Marcos, CA87,8081791,5911,770
Sunrise, FL88,3912623,3613,623
Plantation, FL88,4862943,4173,711
Longmont, CO88,5473763,0963,472
Reading, PA88,0517982,9073,705
Source: The Reading, 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.