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West Reading, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 1,668 total crimes reported in West Reading, Pennsylvania (189 of them violent). Of the 238 crimes that take place per year in West Reading, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in West Reading, Pennsylvania 238 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 14 rapes, and at least one thousand thefts (including 168 car thefts).

Total Crime in West Reading, Pennsylvania (2002-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2001, 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 West Reading, Pennsylvania for 7 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in West Reading has risen by 12%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 67%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 7 years in West Reading. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about three hundred for West Reading, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in West Reading, Pennsylvania (2002-2008)

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 West Reading, Pennsylvania (2002-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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