Editor’s note: I have been harping away on this subject for a very long time. This article is further evidence of the SERIOUS problem that is keeping Pottstown from moving forward! The current Chief of Police and Council President should hang their heads in shame. To think the Chief of Police makes $100,000 (taxpayer funded) and gets these flabbergasting results should make every resident of Pottstown furious!
“Within Pennsylvania, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Pottstown.”
A recent Patch poll asked Pottstown residents what keeps Pottstown from success. With crime ranking among the top concerns, it is worth taking a closer look at just how bad crime is in Pottstown. The results are quite disturbing.
It is important to note that crime is split into two categories – property crime and violent crime. The measure of each is a number of crimes for every 1,000 residents. Property crime consists of burglary, theft, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon.
According to NeighborhoodScout, a highly ranked real estate search website – “Pottstown has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes.”
Please read the rest of the eye-opening article: http://www.threatcore.com/pottstown-crime/