York, PA
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York, PA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

The crime rate in York is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 39 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 York is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, York is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, York has a crime rate that is higher than 94% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For York, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in York is one in 135.

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 York 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 York's rate for property crime is 32 per one thousand population. This makes York 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 York is one in 31.

Importantly, we found that York has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in York is one in 355.

York Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

York Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

325

1,399

1,724

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.39

31.80

39.19

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
York 7.39
Pennsylvania 3.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 135

in York

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania

York VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 43,992
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 10 19 178 118
Rate per 1,000 0.23 0.43 4.05 2.68

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
York 31.80
Pennsylvania 18.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in York

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania

York Property CRIMES

Population: 43,992
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 336 939 124
Rate per 1,000 7.64 21.34 2.82

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

York Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
York 323
Pennsylvania 51