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Cheltenham, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Cheltenham, Pennsylvania. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Cheltenham compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 12,225 total crimes reported in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania (1,130 of them violent). Of the 1,223 crimes that occur a year in Cheltenham, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania every 7 hours. This includes 6 murders, 49 rapes, and more than nine thousand thefts (including 1,428 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Cheltenham decreased by 28 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 14 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Cheltenham. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Cheltenham, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

Cheltenham, Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Cheltenham 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.