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West Chester Pennsylvania Population information, Crime and Arrest Statistics and History

West Chester is a borough in the Chester county of Pennsylvania. It is a picturesque and historic community that gives off a small-town charm.

West Chester Pennsylvania Population demographics

The estimated population in West Chester is 20,060 according to the US census estimates. It is the 26th largest city in Pennsylvania with a population density of 4195.21 people square kilometer. The average median age of the population in Pennsylvania is 24 years. The average age of males is 25 years and females is 23.1 years. There are 86.8 males for every 100 women in West Chester. The annual growth rate of the population in West Chester has increased from 20,016 at 0.15% in 2016 to 20,060 at 0.22% in 2017.

West Chester Pennsylvania Crime and Arrest Statistics

With an average of 27 crimes per one thousand residents, West Chester is not among the cities with the highest crime rates. The crime rates have decreased from 2007 to 2017 by 14%. In West Chester, Pennsylvania, the crimes that people are most likely to get convicted for are Larceny-Theft, Property Crimes or burglary.

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Here are the crime statistics in detail, from West Chester Pennsylvania:

1. Aggravated Assault
The attempt to injure another person with clear intention and no value for human life has decreased in West Chester by 59% from 58 in 2007 to 24 in 2016. The chances of being a victim of this crime are 0.119%.

2. Burglary
It is an unlawful act where one steals from another with an intent to gain monetary rewards. The crime rate has decreased in West Chester since 2007 from 75 to 68 in 2016. The crime rate dropped by 10%. The chances of becoming a victim of this crime are 0.338%.
 

3. Forcible Rape
In West Chester, the crime rate of forcible rape has decreased in 2016, from 18 in 2007 to 16. It is more than a 12% decrease. Your chances of becoming a victim to this crime are 0.079%.


4. Larceny-theft
The act of unlawfully possessing an asset that belongs to another person is larceny-theft. In West Chester, the crime rate has neither increased nor decreased by 0% from 320 to 320 in 2007 and 2016 respectively. Chances of becoming a victim of this crime in West Chester is 1.59%.

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5. Property crimes
It is an unlawful act of obtaining money, property or an asset through force, aggression or threats. The crime rate of Property crime has decreased by 7% since 2007. From 429 to 403 in 2016. The chances of becoming a victim of this crime in 2.002% in West Chester.


6. Motor Vehicle Theft
The crime rate has decreased by 56% in West Chester, from 34 in 2007 to 15 in 2016. The chances of becoming a victim to motor vehicle theft are 0.075%.

7. Sex Offenders
There were 76 registered sex offenders in West Chester, according to the research done by city-data as of November 2018. The ratio of the number of residents to the number of sex offenders in this city is 258 to 1.


The number of reported crimes in West Chester, Pennsylvania is shown for comparison purposes, and each offense is displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people.

The statistics show that the overall crime rate in West Chester is 11% lower than the Pennsylvania Average which is 36% lower than the national average. Regarding the rate of violent crime in West Chester, the rate is 21% lower than the Pennsylvania average, and the rate of property crimes in West Chester is 9% lower than the Pennsylvania Average. Your chances of becoming a victim to Property crimes in West Chester is one in 42.


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