Reported Annual Crime In Pottstown

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePottstown/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,084n/a (estimate)4,7712,0592,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePottstown/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.25.3
Rape22n/a96.834.740.4
Robbery48n/a211.396.4102.8
Assault84n/a369.7180.1248.5
Violent crime154n/a (estimate)678316386
Burglary122n/a537.0277.8468.9
Theft753n/a3,314.41,362.81,745.0
Vehicle theft55n/a242.1102.1236.9
Property crime930n/a (estimate)4,0931,7432,451
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 132% higher than the average of crimes committed in Pennsylvania. It is also 68% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Pottstown, PA shows a crime rate that is 114% higher than the Pennsylvania average. The crime rate is also 75% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Pottstown, PA is shown to be 135% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 67% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Pottstown is 68% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.07 daily crimes that occur in Pottstown.
  • Pottstown is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Pottstown you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Pottstown has decreased by 13%.

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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 2.32 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.68 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Pottstown, PA are 2.14 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.75 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Pottstown, PA has a daily crime rate that is 2.35 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.67 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 11% 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 148
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pottstown is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Pottstown is 1 in 21
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 148. 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 25 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 21.

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 increased by 3%, the amount of property crime in Pottstown, PA has decreased by 15%, and the total amount of crime in Pottstown, PA has decreased by 13% year to year.

Pottstown police department

ItemPottstownPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5814,701558,732
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 20.9% 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
Bally, PA1,10790090
Honey Brook, PA1,7381130113
Woxall, PA1,45344245289
Devon, PA1,88044245289
Eagleview, PA1,64450273323
Evansburg, PA2,54350273323
Milford Square, PA1,00753295348
Pottstown, PA22,6196784,0934,771

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Arnold, MD22,6253591,7372,096
Bloomingdale, FL22,6383522,2032,555
Morrisville, NC22,6001561,1501,306
Pelham, AL22,5961772,1982,375
Wadsworth, OH22,5781102,1862,296
Pottstown, PA22,6196784,0934,771
Source: The Pottstown, 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.