Portage, PA
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Portage, PA crime analytics


According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Portage is safer than 60% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Pennsylvania, only on the order of 48% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Portage. If you live in Portage, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 81. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35.

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

For Portage, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Portage than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2508, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Portage; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Portage Crime Data

 
Crime Index

60

(100 is safest)


Safer than 60% of U.S. Cities

Portage Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1

30

31

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.40

11.96

12.36

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Portage 0.40
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,508

in Portage

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania
Portage VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 2,508
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.40
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
Portage 11.96
Pennsylvania 18.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 84

in Portage

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania
Portage Property CRIMES
Population: 2,508
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 7 23 0
Rate per 1,000 2.79 9.17 0.00
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

Portage Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Portage 47
Pennsylvania 51

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