Media, PA
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Media, 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 Media is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Media is 1 in 53. Based on FBI crime data, Media is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Media has a crime rate that is higher than 71% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Media 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 Media; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 233. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Media; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Media Crime Data

 

Crime Index

39

(100 is safest)


Safer than 39% of U.S. Cities

Media Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

23

78

101

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.29

14.54

18.83

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Media 4.29
Pennsylvania 3.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 233

in Media

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania

Media VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 5,363
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 2 21
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.37 3.92

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
Media 14.54
Pennsylvania 18.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 69

in Media

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania

Media Property CRIMES

Population: 5,363
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 11 66 1
Rate per 1,000 2.05 12.31 0.19

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

Media Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Media 132
Pennsylvania 51