Washington, PA
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With a crime rate of 45 per one thousand residents, Washington has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 22. Within Pennsylvania, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Washington.

Importantly, when you compare Washington to other communities of similar population, then Washington crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Washington 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 Washington; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 196. This equates to a rate of 5 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 Washington 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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Washington is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Washington, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 40 per one thousand population.

Washington Crime Data

 
Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Washington Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

69

536

605

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.11

39.71

44.82

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Washington 5.11
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 196

in Washington

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania
Washington VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 13,497
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 8 30 29
Rate per 1,000 0.15 0.59 2.22 2.15
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
Washington 39.71
Pennsylvania 18.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Washington

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania
Washington Property CRIMES
Population: 13,497
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 118 395 23
Rate per 1,000 8.74 29.27 1.70
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

Washington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Washington 205
Pennsylvania 51