Pittston, PA
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The crime rate in Pittston is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Pittston is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Pittston is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Pittston has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Pittston to other communities of similar population, then Pittston crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Pittston 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 Pittston 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 Pittston.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Pittston 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 Pittston; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 333. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Pittston's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Pittston 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 Pittston is one in 38.

Pittston Crime Data

 
Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Pittston Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

23

199

222

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.01

26.01

29.02

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pittston 3.01
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 333

in Pittston

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania
Pittston VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,651
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Pittston 26.01
Pennsylvania 18.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Pittston

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania
Pittston Property CRIMES
Population: 7,651
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Pittston Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Pittston 130
Pennsylvania 51