Reported Annual Crime In Swarthmore

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSwarthmore/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime61n/a (estimate)9822,0592,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSwarthmore/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.25.3
Rape0n/a0.034.740.4
Robbery0n/a0.096.4102.8
Assault5n/a80.5180.1248.5
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)80316386
Burglary8n/a128.7277.8468.9
Theft48n/a772.41,362.81,745.0
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0102.1236.9
Property crime56n/a (estimate)9011,7432,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Swarthmore, 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 52% lower than the average of crimes committed in Pennsylvania. It is also 65% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Swarthmore, PA shows a crime rate that is 75% lower than the Pennsylvania average. The crime rate is also 79% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Swarthmore, PA is shown to be 48% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 63% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Devon, PA1,79044245289
Berwyn, PA3,22260332392
Wyncote, PA3,30760332392
Chester Heights, PA2,56864353418
Greenville, DE2,28680434514
Exton, PA4,60982453535
Chesterbrook, PA4,48382453535
Swarthmore, PA6,19880901982

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Swarthmore is 65% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.69 daily crimes that occur in Swarthmore.
  • Swarthmore is safer than 81% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Swarthmore you have a 1 in 102 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Swarthmore has increased by 42%.

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Daily Crime In Swarthmore (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Swarthmore, PA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Pennsylvania and on a national level. In Swarthmore, PA the total number of daily crimes is 2.10 times less than the Pennsylvania average and 2.89 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Swarthmore, PA is 3.93 times less than the Pennsylvania average and 4.80 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Swarthmore, PA has a daily crime rate that is 1.93 times less than the Pennsylvania average and 2.72 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Swarthmore (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Swarthmore, PA compared to every other city in Pennsylvania as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Swarthmore, PA ranks safer than 72% of every city located within Pennsylvania along with 81% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Pennsylvania and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Swarthmore, PA. As a result, Swarthmore, PA is ranked above average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Swarthmore

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Swarthmore is 1 in 1243
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Swarthmore is 1 in 111
The chance of being a victim of crime in Swarthmore is 1 in 102
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Swarthmore, PA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Swarthmore, PA you have a 1 in 1243 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 111 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 102 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Swarthmore, PA.

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

A good indicator of whether Swarthmore, PA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Swarthmore, PA has decreased by 22%, while the property crime rate in Swarthmore, PA has increased by 53% year over year. The number of total crimes in Swarthmore, PA has increased by 42% year over year.

Swarthmore police department

ItemSwarthmorePennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)914,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.41.83.3
There are a total of 9 Swarthmore police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.6% less than the Pennsylvania average and 55.6% 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.

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Swarthmore, PA6,19880901982
Source: The Swarthmore, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.