Allentown, PA
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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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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 33 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 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Allentown compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Allentown with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Allentown's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Allentown's rate for property crime is 28 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

16

(100 is safest)


Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

Allentown Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

553

3,363

3,916

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.59

27.92

32.51

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Allentown 4.59
Pennsylvania 3.16

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 218

in Allentown

1 in 316

in Pennsylvania

Allentown VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 120,443
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 10 55 275 213
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.46 2.28 1.77

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Allentown 27.92
Pennsylvania 17.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Allentown

1 in 57

in Pennsylvania

Allentown Property CRIMES

Population: 120,443
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 672 2,387 304
Rate per 1,000 5.58 19.82 2.52

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Allentown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Allentown 217
Pennsylvania 49