Allentown, PA
Crime Rates



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Allentown, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

The crime rate in Allentown is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 Allentown is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, Allentown is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Allentown has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Allentown occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Allentown; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 218. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Allentown experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Allentown's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Allentown 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 Allentown is one in 36.

Allentown Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Allentown Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

557

3,326

3,883

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.59

27.42

32.02

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Allentown 4.59
Pennsylvania 3.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 218

in Allentown

1 in 319

in Pennsylvania

Allentown VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 121,283
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16 70 269 202
Rate per 1,000 0.13 0.58 2.22 1.67

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Allentown 27.42
Pennsylvania 16.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Allentown

1 in 61

in Pennsylvania

Allentown Property CRIMES

Population: 121,283
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 636 2,363 327
Rate per 1,000 5.24 19.48 2.70

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Allentown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Allentown 215
Pennsylvania 47