A recent Patch poll asked Pottstown residents what keeps the town from success. With crime ranking among the top concerns, it is worth taking a closer look at just how bad crime is in Pottstown.
Multiple crime-reporting analytics websites rank some crime in Pottstown higher than Philadelphia, Allentown, Reading, Roxborough, Coatsville, Norristown, West Chester, Quakertown, Conshohoken, Phoenixville, Royesford and King of Prussia.
When compared to cities across the nation, property crime in Pottstown ranks higher among Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Compton - according to one analytics site. A second site ranks Pottstown with a general crime index higher than those cities.