Swissvale, PA
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Swissvale, 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 Swissvale is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Swissvale is 1 in 52. Based on FBI crime data, Swissvale is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Swissvale has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Swissvale to other communities of similar population, then Swissvale crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Swissvale 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 Swissvale 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 Swissvale.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Swissvale occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Swissvale; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 395. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Swissvale's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Swissvale 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 Swissvale is one in 60.

Swissvale Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 31% of U.S. Cities

Swissvale Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Swissvale 2.53
Pennsylvania 3.06

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 395

in Swissvale

1 in 327

in Pennsylvania


Population: 8,689
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 9 13
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 1.04 1.50


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)

Swissvale 16.69
Pennsylvania 14.90

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 60

in Swissvale

1 in 67

in Pennsylvania

Swissvale Property CRIMES

Population: 8,689
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 22 113 10
Rate per 1,000 2.53 13.00 1.15

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

Swissvale Crimes Per Square Mile

Swissvale 134
Pennsylvania 43