Reported Annual Crime In West Reading

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Reading/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime205n/a (estimate)4,9171,9632,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Reading/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.85.3
Rape0n/a0.032.841.7
Robbery2n/a48.092.198.0
Assault26n/a623.7182.6248.9
Violent crime28n/a (estimate)672313383
Burglary11n/a263.9250.3430.4
Theft160n/a3,837.91,297.71,694.4
Vehicle theft6n/a143.9101.4237.4
Property crime177n/a (estimate)4,2461,6492,362
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in West Reading, PA. The total number of reported crimes in West Reading, PA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall West Reading, PA crime rate is 151% higher than the Pennsylvania average and is 79% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, West Reading, PA has a violent crime rate that is 114% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 75% higher than the national average. For property crime, West Reading, PA is 157% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 80% higher than the national average.
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The West Reading crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in West Reading as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The West Reading crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Reading is 79% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.47 daily crimes that occur in West Reading.
  • West Reading is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Reading you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Reading has increased by 8%.

Compare West Reading, PA Crime To Other Cities

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

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in West Reading, PA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Pennsylvania as well as those across America as a whole. The West Reading, PA total amount of daily offenses is 2.51 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.79 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in West Reading, PA is 2.14 times more than the Pennsylvania average, and it is 1.75 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that West Reading, PA has a daily crime figure that is 2.57 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.80 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is West Reading (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the West Reading, PA area in comparison to other Pennsylvania communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show West Reading, PA being safer than 6% of cities in Pennsylvania and 8% 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 West Reading, PA. In conclusion, West Reading, PA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Reading

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Reading is 1 in 149
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Reading is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Reading is 1 in 21
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in West Reading, PA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In West Reading, PA you have a 1 in 149 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 24 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime in West Reading, PA.

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

Determining whether West 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. West Reading, PA has not changed in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 10% year over year. Total crimes for West Reading, PA has increased by 8% in the same time frame.

West Reading police department

ItemWest ReadingPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1514,701558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.51.83.3
There are a total of 15 West Reading police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 94.3% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 9.1% greater 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
Bernville, PA833000
Terre Hill, PA1,4550212212
Alleghenyville, PA1,05747248295
Elverson, PA1,34760316376
Akron, PA3,95675400475
Womelsdorf, PA2,85170420491
Fivepointville, PA1,17092482574
West Reading, PA4,1986724,2464,917

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
North East, PA4,1992551,3451,600
West Ocean City, MD4,1993131,3891,702
Northwoods, MO4,1993382,7793,117
Springville, AL4,1996541,4722,126
Golden Triangle, NJ4,1961761,1961,372
West Reading, PA4,1986724,2464,917
Source: The West Reading, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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