Mechanicsburg, PA
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Mechanicsburg, PA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 Mechanicsburg is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 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 Mechanicsburg is 1 in 49. Based on FBI crime data, Mechanicsburg is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Mechanicsburg has a crime rate that is higher than 75% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Mechanicsburg'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 Mechanicsburg is one in 600.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Mechanicsburg's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Mechanicsburg 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 Mechanicsburg is one in 53.

Mechanicsburg Crime Data

 

Crime Index

35

(100 is safest)


Safer than 35% of U.S. Cities

Mechanicsburg Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

15

170

185

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.67

18.89

20.56

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mechanicsburg 1.67
Pennsylvania 3.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 600

in Mechanicsburg

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania

Mechanicsburg VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,999
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 6 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.67 1.00

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
Mechanicsburg 18.89
Pennsylvania 18.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 53

in Mechanicsburg

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania

Mechanicsburg Property CRIMES

Population: 8,999
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 20 149 1
Rate per 1,000 2.22 16.56 0.11

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

Mechanicsburg Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Mechanicsburg 77
Pennsylvania 51