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Swissvale, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,050 total crimes reported in Swissvale, Pennsylvania (428 of them violent). Of the 293 crimes that take place per year in Swissvale, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Swissvale, Pennsylvania 293 times a year. This includes 5 murders, 5 rapes, and at least one thousand thefts (including 146 car thefts).

Total Crime in Swissvale, Pennsylvania (2001-2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2004, 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 Swissvale, Pennsylvania for 7 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Swissvale has risen by 42%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 63%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 7 years in Swissvale. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about four hundred for Swissvale, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Swissvale, Pennsylvania (2001-2003, 2005-2008)

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 Swissvale, Pennsylvania (2001-2003, 2005-2008)

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

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