Oil City, PA
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Oil City, 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 Oil City 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 Oil City is 1 in 52. Based on FBI crime data, Oil City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Oil City has a crime rate that is higher than 72% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Oil City'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 Oil City is one in 922.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Oil City experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Oil City's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Oil City 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 Oil City is one in 55.

Oil City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

38

(100 is safest)


Safer than 38% of U.S. Cities

Oil City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

184

195

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.09

18.15

19.24

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oil City 1.09
Pennsylvania 3.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 922

in Oil City

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania

Oil City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 10,137
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 2 1 7
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.20 0.10 0.69

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
Oil City 18.15
Pennsylvania 18.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 55

in Oil City

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania

Oil City Property CRIMES

Population: 10,137
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 11 169 4
Rate per 1,000 1.09 16.67 0.39

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

Oil City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oil City 40
Pennsylvania 51