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Reading, Pennsylvania Jail and Mugshot Information

Reading is a city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.13 square miles (26.24 sq. km). The City of Reading had a population of approximately 88,423 in the year 2017.

The mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania is Wally Scott. Wally Scott can be contacted at (610) 655-6234.

Wally Scott, Mayor
City of Reading
815 Washington St
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (610) 655-6234

Reading City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Reading, Pennsylvania was 351.5, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but higher than the national average of 280.5. According to research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 344 registered sex offenders living in Reading, Pennsylvania as of February 22, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in Reading to the number of sex offenders is 255 to 1.

There were an estimated 2,730 total crimes per 100,000 people in Reading, Pennsylvania. This rate is higher than the average in the state of Pennsylvania which has 1,963 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Reading is also higher than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Reading, there were an estimated 624 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Pennsylvania is 313 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 383 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 2,106 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is higher than both the Pennsylvania average of 1,649 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,362 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Reading, Pennsylvania:

  • The overall crime rate in Reading is 14% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.55 daily crimes that occur in Reading.
  • Reading is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Reading you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Reading has decreased by 16%.

Reading, Pennsylvania Police Station Information

Reading Police Department

The Reading Police Department has 205 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 78,000 people.

Andres Dominguez, Chief of Police
Reading Police Department
815 Washington St
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (610) 655-6415 (Chief)
Non-Emergency: (610) 655-6116
Fax: (610) 655-6400
Emergency: (610) 655-6111 and 911

Reading Police Dept

Berks County Sheriff’s Office

The Berks County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Reading, Pennsylvania.

Eric J. Weaknecht, Sheriff
Berks County Sheriff’s Office
Berks County Courthouse
633 Court Street, 3rd Floor
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (610) 478-6240
Fax: (610) 478-6222
Email: sheriff@countyofberks.com
Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Berks County Sheriff

Berks County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Berks County Jail
1287 County Welfare Road
Leesport, PA 19533
Phone: (610) 208-4800
Email: jail@countyofberks.com

Visitations Hours at Berks County Jail:

  • 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday, Wednesday and Friday (C-2, G, H, I, J, F (PC only & PC overflow))
  • 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (Units: C1, F, K, L, M, N, O)
  • CRC Assigned by Rooms, Contact the Treatment Department
  • D, F, N/O (Disciplinary) Assigned by Cell, Contact the Treatment Department
  • 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday and Friday (A-Unit)
  • 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Thursday and Saturday (B-Unit)
Berks Jail Visitations
Berks Inmate Visitations
Berks County Jail

Police Records Request in Reading, Pennsylvania

Reading Police Most Wanted

Public records can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office. Requests for public records can be made by completing and submitting the City’s Right To Know Request Form. The completed application shall be hand delivered, mailed, or sent via fax to the City Clerk’s office during regular office hours, except during legal holidays.

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Office of the City Clerk
City of Reading
815 Washington St
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (610) 655-6234

Reading City Clerk

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