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Upper Merion, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 14,936 total crimes reported in Upper Merion, Pennsylvania (328 of them violent). Of the 1,660 crimes that happen every year in Upper Merion, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Upper Merion, Pennsylvania every 5 hours. This includes 6 murders, 12 rapes, and almost fourteen thousand thefts (including 960 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Upper Merion, Pennsylvania (1999-2002, 2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2003, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Upper Merion, Pennsylvania for 9 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Upper Merion has lessened by 43%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 51%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic reduction in crime over the last 9 years in Upper Merion. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to seven hundred for Upper Merion, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends Upper Merion, Pennsylvania (1999-2002, 2004-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might 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 Merion, Pennsylvania (1999-2002, 2004-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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