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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 702 total crimes reported in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (73 of them violent). Of the 100 crimes that take place per year in Swarthmore, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 100 times a year.

Total Crime in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (2001, 2003-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2002, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania for 7 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Swarthmore has been reduced by 21%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 23%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 7 years in Swarthmore. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to ninety for Swarthmore, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (2001, 2003-2008)

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 Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (2001, 2003-2008)

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

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