Scranton, PA
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The crime rate in Scranton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Scranton is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Scranton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Scranton has a crime rate that is higher than 89% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Scranton 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 Scranton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 369. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Scranton's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Scranton 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 Scranton is one in 37.

Scranton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Scranton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

209

2,087

2,296

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.71

27.06

29.77

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Scranton 2.71
Pennsylvania 3.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 369

in Scranton

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania

Scranton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 77,118
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 37 74 98
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.48 0.96 1.27

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
Scranton 27.06
Pennsylvania 18.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Scranton

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania

Scranton Property CRIMES

Population: 77,118
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 411 1,549 127
Rate per 1,000 5.33 20.09 1.65

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

Scranton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Scranton 90
Pennsylvania 51