Bala Cynwyd, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Bala Cynwyd is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 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 Bala Cynwyd is 1 in 47. Based on FBI crime data, Bala Cynwyd is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Bala Cynwyd, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Bala Cynwyd than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1256, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bala Cynwyd's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Bala Cynwyd 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 Bala Cynwyd is one in 49.

Bala Cynwyd Crime Data

 

Crime Index

26

(100 is safest)


Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

Bala Cynwyd Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

7

191

198

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.80

20.61

21.40

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.8
3.83
National Median: 4
    Bala Cynwyd
    Pennsylvania

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,256

in Bala Cynwyd

1 in 261

in Pennsylvania

Bala Cynwyd VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 9,285
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
20.61
16.16
National Median: 19
    Bala Cynwyd
    Pennsylvania

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 49

in Bala Cynwyd

1 in 62

in Pennsylvania

Bala Cynwyd Property CRIMES

Population: 9,285
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Bala Cynwyd Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
78
49
National Median: 26.9
    Bala Cynwyd
    Pennsylvania

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