State College, PA
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The crime rate in State College is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 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 State College is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, State College is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, State College has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that State College'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 State College is one in 639.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that State College's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes State College 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 State College is one in 39.

State College Crime Data

 

Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

State College Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

66

1,069

1,135

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.57

25.36

26.92

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
State College 1.57
Pennsylvania 3.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 639

in State College

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania

State College VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 42,161
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 28 7 29
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.66 0.17 0.69

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
State College 25.36
Pennsylvania 18.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in State College

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania

State College Property CRIMES

Population: 42,161
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 115 944 10
Rate per 1,000 2.73 22.39 0.24

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

State College Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
State College 249
Pennsylvania 51