Lock Haven, PA
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Lock Haven, PA crime analytics

The crime rate in Lock Haven 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 Lock Haven is 1 in 43. Based on FBI crime data, Lock Haven is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Lock Haven has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lock Haven 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 Lock Haven; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 457. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lock Haven's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Lock Haven 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 Lock Haven is one in 48.

Lock Haven Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 30% of U.S. Cities

Lock Haven Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Lock Haven 2.19
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 457

in Lock Haven

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania
Population: 9,604
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 5 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.42 0.52 1.25
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)

Lock Haven 20.82
Pennsylvania 18.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 48

in Lock Haven

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania
Lock Haven Property CRIMES
Population: 9,604
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 38 160 2
Rate per 1,000 3.96 16.66 0.21
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

Lock Haven Crimes Per Square Mile

Lock Haven 83
Pennsylvania 51

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