Beaver Falls, PA
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With a crime rate of 51 per one thousand residents, Beaver Falls 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 20. Within Pennsylvania, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Beaver Falls.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 8,661, Beaver Falls has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Beaver Falls does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Beaver Falls.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Beaver Falls 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 Beaver Falls.

For Beaver Falls, 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 Beaver Falls is one in 163.

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 Beaver Falls 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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Beaver Falls is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Beaver Falls, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 45 per one thousand population.

Beaver Falls Crime Data

 
Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Beaver Falls Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

53

391

444

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.12

45.14

51.26

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Beaver Falls 6.12
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 163

in Beaver Falls

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania
Beaver Falls VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,661
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 1 15 34
Rate per 1,000 0.35 0.12 1.73 3.93
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
Beaver Falls 45.14
Pennsylvania 18.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Beaver Falls

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania
Beaver Falls Property CRIMES
Population: 8,661
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 35 351 5
Rate per 1,000 4.04 40.53 0.58
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

Beaver Falls Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Beaver Falls 189
Pennsylvania 51