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Bensalem, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Bensalem, Pennsylvania. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Bensalem compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Bensalem, Pennsylvania, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 21,513 total crimes reported in Bensalem, Pennsylvania (1,071 of them violent). Of the 2,390 crimes that take place per year in Bensalem, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Bensalem, Pennsylvania every 3 hours. This includes 18 murders, 86 rapes, and just about eighteen thousand thefts (including 2,330 car thefts).

Total Crime in Bensalem, Pennsylvania (1999, 2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2000, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Bensalem, Pennsylvania for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Bensalem has risen by 11%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 13%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 9 years in Bensalem. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about three thousand for Bensalem, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Bensalem, Pennsylvania (1999, 2001-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Bensalem, Pennsylvania (1999, 2001-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Bensalem, Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Bensalem conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.