Bethlehem, 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 Bethlehem is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Bethlehem is 1 in 53. Based on FBI crime data, Bethlehem is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Bethlehem has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Bethlehem has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Bethlehem is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 363. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

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

Bethlehem Crime Data

 

Crime Index

31

(100 is safest)


Safer than 31% of U.S. Cities

Bethlehem Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

209

1,229

1,438

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.76

16.21

18.97

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.76
3.06
National Median: 4
    Bethlehem
    Pennsylvania

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 363

in Bethlehem

1 in 326

in Pennsylvania

Bethlehem VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 75,815
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
16.21
14.03
National Median: 21
    Bethlehem
    Pennsylvania

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 62

in Bethlehem

1 in 71

in Pennsylvania

Bethlehem Property CRIMES

Population: 75,815
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Bethlehem Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
74
41
National Median: 28.3
    Bethlehem
    Pennsylvania