Altoona, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Altoona is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 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 Altoona is 1 in 45. Based on FBI crime data, Altoona is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Altoona has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Altoona compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Altoona with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Altoona'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 Altoona 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 Altoona.

For Altoona, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Altoona is one in 162.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Altoona's rate for property crime is 16 per one thousand population. This makes Altoona 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 Altoona is one in 62.

Altoona Crime Data

 

Crime Index

25

(100 is safest)


Safer than 25% of U.S. Cities

Altoona Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

268

696

964

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.18

16.05

22.23

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
6.18
3.06
National Median: 4
    Altoona
    Pennsylvania

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 162

in Altoona

1 in 326

in Pennsylvania

Altoona VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 43,364
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 86 22 160
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.98 0.51 3.69

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
16.05
14.03
National Median: 21
    Altoona
    Pennsylvania

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 62

in Altoona

1 in 71

in Pennsylvania

Altoona Property CRIMES

Population: 43,364
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 147 497 52
Rate per 1,000 3.39 11.46 1.20

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Altoona Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
97
41
National Median: 28.3
    Altoona
    Pennsylvania