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Crime Report for West Chester,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for West Chester, is 1.0 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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West Chester Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


West Chester, has a violent crime rate of 613 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 491 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

West Chester 613
PA 491
National 676

West Chester, is in the 92% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 84% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 92% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than West Chester, or said another way, 8% of cities in have crime rates higher than West Chester.


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Crime West Chester PA Nation
Violent Crime Total 612.9 491.1 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 6.6 6.5
Forcible Rape 93.0 28.4 31.1
Robbery Rate 257.2 194.4 197.4
Aggravated Assault 262.7 261.7 315
Property Crime Total 2610.4 2662.4 3726.9
Burglary 432.3 490.0 812.3
Larceny Theft 1959.2 1960.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 218.9 212.2 382.3
Arson 16.4 13.1 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


West Chester, has a property crime rate of 2610.4 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 2662.4 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

West Chester 2610.4
PA 2662.4
National 3727



West Chester Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 77
National Percentile Rank - 55