Mercersburg, PA
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Mercersburg, PA crime analytics


Mercersburg has an overall crime rate of 13 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Mercersburg is 1 in 78. How does Mercersburg fare compared to other communities in Pennsylvania of all population sizes? Mercersburg's crime rate is lower than approximately 48% of Pennsylvania communities.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Mercersburg 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 Mercersburg; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 390. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Mercersburg is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Mercersburg than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 97.

Mercersburg Crime Data

 
Crime Index

58

(100 is safest)


Safer than 58% of U.S. Cities

Mercersburg Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4

16

20

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.57

10.27

12.84

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mercersburg 2.57
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 390

in Mercersburg

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania
Mercersburg VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 1,558
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 1 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.93 0.64 0.00
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
Mercersburg 10.27
Pennsylvania 18.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 97

in Mercersburg

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania
Mercersburg Property CRIMES
Population: 1,558
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2 13 1
Rate per 1,000 1.28 8.34 0.64
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

Mercersburg Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Mercersburg 22
Pennsylvania 51