Bensalem, PA
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Bensalem, PA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Bensalem is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Bensalem is 1 in 44. Based on FBI crime data, Bensalem is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Bensalem has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Bensalem has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Bensalem is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bensalem does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Bensalem.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Bensalem's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Bensalem is one in 839.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bensalem's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Bensalem a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Bensalem is one in 47.

Bensalem Crime Data

 

Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Bensalem Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

67

1,206

1,273

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.19

21.46

22.66

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bensalem 1.19
Pennsylvania 3.06

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 839

in Bensalem

1 in 327

in Pennsylvania

Bensalem VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 56,189
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bensalem 21.46
Pennsylvania 14.90

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 47

in Bensalem

1 in 67

in Pennsylvania

Bensalem Property CRIMES

Population: 56,189
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Bensalem Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bensalem 74
Pennsylvania 43