Lykens, PA
Crime Rates


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Lykens, PA crime analytics

If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than Lykens. With an annual crime rate of only 2 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 586. These crime statistics put Lykens in the elite group of the safest communities in both Pennsylvania and in the nation as a whole.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Lykens, and we found that the crime rate in Lykens is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Lykens is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Lykens'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 Lykens is one in 880.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Lykens compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Lykens is just 1 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Lykens is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Lykens Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 97% of U.S. Cities

Lykens Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Lykens 1.14
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 880

in Lykens

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania
Population: 1,759
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 1 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.57 0.57
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)

Lykens 0.57
Pennsylvania 18.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 1,759

in Lykens

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania
Lykens Property CRIMES
Population: 1,759
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 0 1 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.57 0.00
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

Lykens Crimes Per Square Mile

Lykens 2
Pennsylvania 51