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Norristown, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 17,314 total crimes reported in Norristown, Pennsylvania (3,477 of them violent). Of the 1,924 crimes that occur a year in Norristown, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Norristown, Pennsylvania every 4 hours. This includes 32 murders, 207 rapes, and more than ten thousand thefts (including 1,864 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Norristown, Pennsylvania (1999-2004, 2006-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2005, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Norristown, Pennsylvania for 9 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Norristown decreased by 23 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 22 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 9 years in Norristown. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two thousand for Norristown, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Norristown, Pennsylvania (1999-2004, 2006-2008)

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 Norristown, Pennsylvania (1999-2004, 2006-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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