Allentown, PA
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Allentown, PA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 31 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 32. 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 90% 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 229. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 37.

Allentown Crime Data

 

Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

Allentown Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

526

3,221

3,747

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.38

26.80

31.17

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Allentown 4.38
Pennsylvania 3.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 229

in Allentown

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania

Allentown VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 120,207
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 9 57 260 200
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.47 2.16 1.66

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Allentown 26.80
Pennsylvania 18.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Allentown

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania

Allentown Property CRIMES

Population: 120,207
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 672 2,302 247
Rate per 1,000 5.59 19.15 2.05

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Allentown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Allentown 208
Pennsylvania 51