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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 20,894 total crimes reported in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania (2,525 of them violent). Of the 2,089 crimes that occur a year in Upper Darby, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania every 4 hours. This includes 42 murders, 118 rapes, and more than sixteen thousand thefts (including 2,359 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Upper Darby increased by 28 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 61 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Upper Darby. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly three thousand for Upper Darby, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Upper Darby, 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 Upper Darby, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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