Reported Annual Crime In West Chester

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Chester/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime412n/a (estimate)2,1272,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Chester/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a5.25.14.9
Rape13n/a67.133.638.6
Robbery24n/a123.9101.6101.9
Assault39n/a201.3174.8237.8
Violent crime77n/a (estimate)397315373
Burglary48n/a247.8309.8491.4
Theft272n/a1,403.91,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theft15n/a77.494.8220.2
Property crime335n/a (estimate)1,7291,8132,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in West Chester, PA. All reported West Chester, PA crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the West Chester, PA overall crime rate is equal to in comparison to the Pennsylvania average; and is also 26% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in West Chester, PA, the rate is 26% higher than compared to the Pennsylvania average, and 7% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, West Chester, PA comes in at 5% lower than to the average seen in Pennsylvania, and 30% lower than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Chester is 26% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.83 daily crimes that occur in West Chester.
  • West Chester is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Chester you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Chester has decreased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In West Chester (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in West Chester, PA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Pennsylvania and on a national level. In West Chester, PA the total number of daily crimes is 1.00 times less than the Pennsylvania average and 1.34 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in West Chester, PA is 1.26 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.07 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, West Chester, PA has a daily crime rate that is 1.05 times less than the Pennsylvania average and 1.44 times less than the national average.

How Safe is West Chester (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of West Chester, PA compared to every other city in Pennsylvania as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that West Chester, PA ranks safer than 23% of every city located within Pennsylvania along with 33% 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 West Chester, PA. As a result, West Chester, PA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Chester

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Chester is 1 in 252
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Chester is 1 in 58
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Chester is 1 in 48
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in West Chester, PA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in West Chester, PA, then there is a 1 in 252 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 58. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 48 risk that you will become a victim of crime in West Chester, PA.

Year Over Year Crime In West Chester (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether West Chester, 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 West Chester, PA has increased by 76%, while the property crime rate in West Chester, PA has decreased by 12% year over year. The number of total crimes in West Chester, PA has decreased by 3% year over year.

West Chester police department

ItemWest ChesterPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6014,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.11.83.3
There are a total of 60 West Chester police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 70.4% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 4.7% 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
Avondale, PA1,58707070
Devon, PA1,79044254299
Eagleview, PA2,05249284334
Berwyn, PA3,22260345405
Elverson, PA1,33261351412
West Chester, PA18,8603971,7292,127

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Claremore, OK18,8491682,1142,282
Syosset, NY18,872155654809
Ruskin, FL18,8465373,2693,806
Johnston, IA18,8741131,0211,134
Carlisle, PA18,8772372,7422,980
West Chester, PA18,8603971,7292,127
Source: The West Chester, 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.