Reading, PA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
2,605
Total Crimes
2,944.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
14.65%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Reading, PA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Reading is 2,944.6 per 100,000 people. That's 14.65% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 63.96% higher than the Pennsylvania total crime rate of 1,795.9 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Reading SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
3
Commute
7

How Does Reading Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Reading
/ 100k People
Pennsylvania
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,605 2,944.6 1,795.9 2,568.4
Murder 19 21.5 6.1 5.0
Robbery 221 249.8 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 328 370.8 188.0 246.8
Violent Crime 621 702.0 306.0 368.9
Burglary 603 681.6 211.6 376.0
Larceny 1,192 1,347.4 1,175.9 1,594.6
Car Theft 189 213.6 102.4 228.9
Property Crime 1,984 2,242.7 1,489.9 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Reading

621
Violent Crimes
702.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
90.29%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 142.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Reading each year. That compares to a 1 in 326.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Reading is 702.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 90.29% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 129.39% higher than the Pennsylvania violent crime rate of 306.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Reading

1,984
Property Crimes
2,242.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
1.96%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 44.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Reading each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Reading is 2,242.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 1.96% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 50.52% higher than the Pennsylvania property crime rate of 1,489.9 per 100,000 people.

Reading Crime Compared To Pennsylvania Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Pennsylvania.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Reading

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Ephrata, PA 13,956 198 1,418.7 1,253.9 164.8
Wyomissing, PA 10,454 272 2,601.9 2,477.5 124.4
New Holland, PA 5,507 71 1,289.3 1,162.2 127.1
Shillington, PA 5,289 76 1,436.9 1,361.3 75.6
Birdsboro, PA 5,167 36 696.7 638.7 58.1
West Reading, PA 4,209 137 3,254.9 2,779.8 475.2
Kenhorst, PA 2,874 62 2,157.3 1,878.9 278.4
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