York, PA
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York, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, York 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 24. Within Pennsylvania, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than York. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found York to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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 105.

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 227.

York Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

York Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

417

1,409

1,826

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.51

32.13

41.63

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
York 9.51
Pennsylvania 3.16

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 105

in York

1 in 316

in Pennsylvania

York VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 43,859
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 8 12 208 189
Rate per 1,000 0.18 0.27 4.74 4.31

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
York 32.13
Pennsylvania 17.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in York

1 in 57

in Pennsylvania

York Property CRIMES

Population: 43,859
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 298 918 193
Rate per 1,000 6.79 20.93 4.40

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

York Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
York 342
Pennsylvania 49