West Chester, PA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
346
Total Crimes
1,704.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
-33.63%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in West Chester, PA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in West Chester is 1,704.5 per 100,000 people. That's -33.63% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and -5.09% lower 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.

West Chester SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
8
Amenities
9.5
Education
8.5
Commute
8

How Does West Chester Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
West Chester
/ 100k People
Pennsylvania
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 346 1,704.5 1,795.9 2,568.4
Murder 1 4.9 6.1 5.0
Robbery 11 54.2 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 18 88.7 188.0 246.8
Violent Crime 37 182.3 306.0 368.9
Burglary 46 226.6 211.6 376.0
Larceny 244 1,202.0 1,175.9 1,594.6
Car Theft 19 93.6 102.4 228.9
Property Crime 309 1,522.2 1,489.9 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In West Chester

37
Violent Crimes
182.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-50.59%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 548.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in West Chester each year. That compares to a 1 in 326.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in West Chester is 182.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -50.59% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -40.44% lower than the Pennsylvania violent crime rate of 306.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In West Chester

309
Property Crimes
1,522.2
Property Crimes / 100k People
-30.79%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 65.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in West Chester each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in West Chester is 1,522.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -30.79% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 2.17% higher than the Pennsylvania property crime rate of 1,489.9 per 100,000 people.

West Chester 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 West Chester

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Phoenixville, PA 17,012 224 1,316.7 1,128.6 188.1
Conshohocken, PA 8,081 93 1,150.8 1,089.0 61.9
Swarthmore, PA 6,266 37 590.5 526.7 63.8
Collegeville, PA 5,134 37 720.7 720.7 0.0
Malvern, PA 3,510 24 683.8 626.8 57.0
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