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Lower Merion, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 10,723 total crimes reported in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania (536 of them violent). Of the 1,072 crimes that occur a year in Lower Merion, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania every 8 hours. This includes 11 murders, 13 rapes, and nearly nine thousand thefts (including 632 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Lower Merion decreased by 37 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 135 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Lower Merion. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Lower Merion, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lower Merion, 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 Lower Merion, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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