New Castle, PA
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The crime rate in New Castle is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 37 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 New Castle is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, New Castle is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, New Castle has a crime rate that is higher than 93% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare New Castle to other communities of similar population, then New Castle crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how New Castle does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how New Castle 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 New Castle.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in New Castle 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 New Castle; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 241. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that New Castle's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes New Castle 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 New Castle is one in 31.

New Castle Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

New Castle Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

93

732

825

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.16

32.72

36.87

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
New Castle 4.16
Pennsylvania 3.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 241

in New Castle

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania

New Castle VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 22,375
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 12 29 51
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.54 1.30 2.28

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
New Castle 32.72
Pennsylvania 18.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in New Castle

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania

New Castle Property CRIMES

Population: 22,375
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 264 429 39
Rate per 1,000 11.80 19.17 1.74

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

New Castle Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
New Castle 97
Pennsylvania 51