Erie, PA
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Erie, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 Erie is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 Erie is 1 in 44. Based on FBI crime data, Erie is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Erie has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Erie 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 Erie; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 311. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Erie 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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Erie's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes Erie 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 Erie is one in 51.

Erie Crime Data

 

Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Erie Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

310

1,903

2,213

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.21

19.73

22.94

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Erie 3.21
Pennsylvania 3.06

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 311

in Erie

1 in 327

in Pennsylvania

Erie VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 96,471
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 11 43 91 165
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.45 0.94 1.71

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Erie 19.73
Pennsylvania 14.90

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 51

in Erie

1 in 67

in Pennsylvania

Erie Property CRIMES

Population: 96,471
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 421 1,377 105
Rate per 1,000 4.36 14.27 1.09

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Erie Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Erie 116
Pennsylvania 43