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Reading Crime Rate Report (Pennsylvania)

Reading crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 18 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Reading for 2019 is expected to be lower than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for Reading in 2016 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 71.17% and the city property crime rate in Reading was higher than the national property crime rate average by 6.48%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in Reading was higher than the violent crime rate in Pennsylvania by 114.83% and the city property crime rate in Reading was higher than the property crime rate in Pennsylvania by 49.73%.

Property and Violent Crime
Reading Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Reading Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Reading Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault307
Arson12
Burglary685
Larceny and Theft1,417
Motor Vehicle Theft190
Murder and Manslaughter10
Rape47
Robbery233
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)3,178
Property Crime2,292
Violent Crime597
2019 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault359
Arson8
Burglary601
Larceny and Theft1,218
Motor Vehicle Theft0
Murder and Manslaughter13
Rape53
Robbery210
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)2,593
Property Crime1,707
Violent Crime636

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Reading Property Crime

Reading Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Reading Crime 2016

Reading Crime 2019

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Reading Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Reading Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Reading, Pennsylvania crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Reading crime report data for 2019 was projected from 18 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.



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