Downingtown, PA
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The crime rate in Downingtown is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Downingtown is 1 in 41. Based on FBI crime data, Downingtown is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Downingtown has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Downingtown to other communities of similar population, then Downingtown crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Downingtown does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Downingtown 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 Downingtown.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Downingtown'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 Downingtown is one in 611.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Downingtown's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Downingtown 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 Downingtown is one in 44.

Downingtown Crime Data

 
Crime Index

27

(100 is safest)


Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

Downingtown Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

13

182

195

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.64

22.90

24.54

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Downingtown 1.64
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 611

in Downingtown

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania
Downingtown VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,946
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 5 8
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.63 1.01
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
Downingtown 22.90
Pennsylvania 18.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Downingtown

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania
Downingtown Property CRIMES
Population: 7,946
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 12 162 8
Rate per 1,000 1.51 20.39 1.01
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

Downingtown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Downingtown 88
Pennsylvania 51