Shamokin, PA
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The crime rate in Shamokin is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 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 Shamokin is 1 in 48. Based on FBI crime data, Shamokin is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Shamokin has a crime rate that is higher than 75% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Shamokin 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 Shamokin; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 326. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Shamokin 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 Shamokin's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Shamokin 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 Shamokin is one in 57.

Shamokin Crime Data

 
Crime Index

35

(100 is safest)


Safer than 35% of U.S. Cities

Shamokin Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

22

126

148

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.07

17.59

20.66

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Shamokin 3.07
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 326

in Shamokin

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania
Shamokin VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,162
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 1 3 16
Rate per 1,000 0.28 0.14 0.42 2.23
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
Shamokin 17.59
Pennsylvania 18.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 57

in Shamokin

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania
Shamokin Property CRIMES
Population: 7,162
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 33 85 8
Rate per 1,000 4.61 11.87 1.12
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

Shamokin Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Shamokin 177
Pennsylvania 51