Somerset, PA
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Somerset, PA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

Somerset has an overall crime rate of 15 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Somerset is 1 in 67. How does Somerset fare compared to other communities in Pennsylvania of all population sizes? Somerset's crime rate is lower than approximately 33% of Pennsylvania communities.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Somerset's violent crime rate is 2 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 Somerset is one in 661.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the borough, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Somerset 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.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Somerset; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Somerset Crime Data

 

Crime Index

46

(100 is safest)


Safer than 46% of U.S. Cities

Somerset Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

9

80

89

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.51

13.46

14.97

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Somerset 1.51
Pennsylvania 3.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 661

in Somerset

1 in 319

in Pennsylvania

Somerset VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 5,945
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 2 5
Rate per 1,000 0.17 0.17 0.34 0.84

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Somerset 13.46
Pennsylvania 16.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 74

in Somerset

1 in 61

in Pennsylvania

Somerset Property CRIMES

Population: 5,945
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 7 70 3
Rate per 1,000 1.18 11.77 0.50

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Somerset Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Somerset 33
Pennsylvania 47