With a crime rate of 52 per one thousand residents, Whitehall has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 19. Within Pennsylvania, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Whitehall.
Importantly, when you compare Whitehall to other communities of similar population, then Whitehall crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Whitehall 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.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Whitehall 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 Whitehall.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Whitehall's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, forcible (not statutory) rape, and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Whitehall is one in 901.
In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Whitehall is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Whitehall, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 50 per one thousand population.
Importantly, we found that Whitehall has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Whitehall is one in 376.