Gettysburg, PA
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Gettysburg, PA crime analytics

Gettysburg has an overall crime rate of 16 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Gettysburg is 1 in 61. How does Gettysburg fare compared to other communities in Pennsylvania of all population sizes? Gettysburg's crime rate is lower than approximately 37% of Pennsylvania communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Gettysburg has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Gettysburg 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 Gettysburg 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 Gettysburg.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Gettysburg 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 Gettysburg; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 362. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Gettysburg; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 14 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Gettysburg Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 46% of U.S. Cities

Gettysburg Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Gettysburg 2.76
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 362

in Gettysburg

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania
Population: 7,608
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 8 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.13 1.05 1.58
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)

Gettysburg 13.54
Pennsylvania 18.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 74

in Gettysburg

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania
Gettysburg Property CRIMES
Population: 7,608
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 17 84 2
Rate per 1,000 2.23 11.04 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

Gettysburg Crimes Per Square Mile

Gettysburg 74
Pennsylvania 51