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The West Chester Police Department monitors crime data regularly in order to deploy resources effectively, responsibly heighten awareness and continuously improve service to the residents and businesses of the community.

The application below includes crime data reported to RAIDSOnline. The RAIDSOnline data is not updated instantaneously. It may be several weeks behind.

A weekly crime map provided by the police department is also available below as well as annual crime statistics.

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Crime Statistics

Weekly Crime Map [PDF]

Part 1 Crimes include violent offenses - Murder, Rape, Robbery and Aggravated Assault; and Property Crimes - Larceny (theft from auto), Auto Theft and Arson

Part 1 Offense  2010  2011  2012 2013  2014  2015
2016 
 Murder  0  0  0  1  0 1
 1
 Rape  22  29  26  14  19 24
21 
 Robbery  21  34  13  16  24 17
 16
 Agg. Assault  28  25  12  22  18 25
15 
 Burglary  332  256  229  233  199 201
157 
 Larceny  1,162  1,128  1,090  1,170  1,245 1,287
 1,178
 Auto Theft  29  33  28  35  40 36
33 
 Arson  11  14  5  13  8 3
 Totals  1,605  1,519  1,403  1,504  1,553 1,594
1,425 

 

*Most prevalent Part 1 Offense in West Chester is Theft from Auto which are counted in the Larceny category. Of the Larceny offenses reported in the table above, the following numbers reflect Theft from Autos only.

Offense  2010 2011  2012  2013   2014 2015
2016 
 Theft from Auto  377  352  320  358  370 427
 329

 

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Part 2 Crimes include all other offenses

Offense 2010   2011  2012 2013   2014 2015
2016 
 Part 2 Crime  2,937  2,876  2,802  2,641  2,424 2,241
 2,312

 

*Examples of prevalent Part 2 crimes include domestic violence and criminal damage. These offenses are reported in the table above, but are offered here separately.

Offense 2010   2011 2012  2013   2014 2015
2016 
 Domestiac Violence  279  243  260  205  195 178
180 
 Criminal Damage  330  325  321  293  305 349
 303

 

Arrests

Arrest data is reported in the categories of Part 1 and Part 2 crimes. We have reported drug arrests separately in this table.

Arrests  2010  2011 2012   2013 2014  2015
2016 
 Part 1 Arrests  366  338  249  311  315 333
 316
 Part 2 Arrests  1,631  1,594  1,527  1,382  1,177 948
 1,075
 Drug Arrests  552  602  637  573  441 299
 426

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