Temple, PA
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The crime rate in Temple is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Temple is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Temple is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Temple has a crime rate that is higher than 84% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Temple to other communities of similar population, then Temple crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Temple does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Temple 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 Temple.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Temple'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 Temple is one in 633.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Temple's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Temple 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 Temple is one in 42.

Temple Crime Data

 
Crime Index

26

(100 is safest)


Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

Temple Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3

45

48

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.58

23.70

25.28

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Temple 1.58
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 633

in Temple

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania
Temple VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 1,899
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Temple 23.70
Pennsylvania 18.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 42

in Temple

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania
Temple Property CRIMES
Population: 1,899
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Temple Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Temple 142
Pennsylvania 51