Bensalem, PA
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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 32 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 31. 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 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Bensalem compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Bensalem with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Bensalem's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 2 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 549.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bensalem's rate for property crime is 30 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 33.

Bensalem Crime Data

 
Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Bensalem Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

102

1,699

1,801

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.82

30.36

32.19

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bensalem 1.82
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 549

in Bensalem

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania
Bensalem VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 55,956
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bensalem 30.36
Pennsylvania 18.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in Bensalem

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania
Bensalem Property CRIMES
Population: 55,956
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Bensalem Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bensalem 104
Pennsylvania 51