Hanover, PA
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The crime rate in Hanover is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 31 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 Hanover is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, Hanover is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Hanover has a crime rate that is higher than 89% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Hanover to other communities of similar population, then Hanover crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Hanover does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Hanover's violent crime rate is 2 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 Hanover is one in 646.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Hanover's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes Hanover 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 Hanover is one in 34.

Hanover Crime Data

 
Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

Hanover Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

24

453

477

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.55

29.23

30.78

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Hanover 1.55
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 646

in Hanover

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania
Hanover VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 15,496
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 6 15
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.19 0.39 0.97
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
Hanover 29.23
Pennsylvania 18.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Hanover

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania
Hanover Property CRIMES
Population: 15,496
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 27 419 7
Rate per 1,000 1.74 27.04 0.45
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

Hanover Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Hanover 128
Pennsylvania 51