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Pottstown, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 13,318 total crimes reported in Pottstown, Pennsylvania (1,938 of them violent). Of the 1,332 crimes that occur a year in Pottstown, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Pottstown, Pennsylvania every 6 hours. This includes 15 murders, 179 rapes, and nearly ten thousand thefts (including 863 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Pottstown, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Pottstown increased by 16 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 16 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Pottstown. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two thousand for Pottstown, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Pottstown, 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 Pottstown, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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

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

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