Upper Darby, PA
Crime Rates



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Upper Darby, 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 Upper Darby 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 Upper Darby is 1 in 51. Based on FBI crime data, Upper Darby is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Upper Darby has a crime rate that is higher than 82% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Upper Darby compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Upper Darby with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Upper Darby'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 Upper Darby 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 Upper Darby.

For Upper Darby, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Upper Darby is one in 135.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Upper Darby; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Importantly, we found that Upper Darby has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Upper Darby is one in 306.

Upper Darby Crime Data

 

Crime Index

30

(100 is safest)


Safer than 30% of U.S. Cities

Upper Darby Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

276

451

727

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.40

12.08

19.48

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Upper Darby 7.40
Pennsylvania 3.06

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 135

in Upper Darby

1 in 327

in Pennsylvania

Upper Darby VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 37,321
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
Upper Darby 12.08
Pennsylvania 14.90

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 83

in Upper Darby

1 in 67

in Pennsylvania

Upper Darby Property CRIMES

Population: 37,321
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

Upper Darby Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Upper Darby 267
Pennsylvania 43