Ellwood City, PA
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Ellwood City, PA crime analytics


The crime rate in Ellwood City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 Ellwood City is 1 in 43. Based on FBI crime data, Ellwood City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Ellwood City has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Ellwood City's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Ellwood City is one in 762.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Ellwood City's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Ellwood City 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 Ellwood City is one in 45.

Ellwood City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

29

(100 is safest)


Safer than 29% of U.S. Cities

Ellwood City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

10

169

179

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.31

22.19

23.50

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ellwood City 1.31
Pennsylvania 3.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 762

in Ellwood City

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania

Ellwood City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 7,617
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 3 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.26 0.39 0.66

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
Ellwood City 22.19
Pennsylvania 18.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 45

in Ellwood City

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania

Ellwood City Property CRIMES

Population: 7,617
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 22 145 2
Rate per 1,000 2.89 19.04 0.26

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

Ellwood City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ellwood City 76
Pennsylvania 51