Reported Annual Crime In Altoona

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAltoona/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime977n/a (estimate)2,1642,0592,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAltoona/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a2.25.25.3
Rape23n/a50.934.740.4
Robbery37n/a81.996.4102.8
Assault95n/a210.4180.1248.5
Violent crime156n/a (estimate)345316386
Burglary169n/a374.2277.8468.9
Theft619n/a1,370.71,362.81,745.0
Vehicle theft33n/a73.1102.1236.9
Property crime821n/a (estimate)1,8181,7432,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Altoona, PA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Altoona, PA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Altoona, PA is 5% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Pennsylvania, and when compared with the national average, is 24% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Altoona, PA has 9% higher than violent crime rate than Pennsylvania average, while remaining 11% lower than the national average. In property crime, Altoona, PA is 4% higher than the average of Pennsylvania and is 26% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Loretto, PA1,2770287287
Williamsburg, PA1,3080411411
Martinsburg, PA1,993105368473
Hollidaysburg, PA5,792121484605
Roaring Spring, PA2,5720633633
Patton, PA1,858240420661
Gallitzin, PA1,61655656711
Altoona, PA45,9873451,8182,164

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Altoona is 24% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.93 daily crimes that occur in Altoona.
  • Altoona is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Altoona you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Altoona has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Altoona (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Altoona, PA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Pennsylvania as well as national figures. In Altoona, PA the total number of daily crimes is 1.05 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.31 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Altoona, PA are 1.09 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.12 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Altoona, PA has a daily crime rate that is 1.04 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.35 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Altoona (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Altoona, PA compared to every other city in Pennsylvania as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Altoona, PA ranks safer than 28% of every city located within Pennsylvania along with 42% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Pennsylvania and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Altoona, PA. As a result, Altoona, PA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Altoona

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Altoona is 1 in 290
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Altoona is 1 in 56
The chance of being a victim of crime in Altoona is 1 in 47
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Altoona, PA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Altoona, PA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 290. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 56 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Altoona, PA is 1 in 47.

Year Over Year Crime In Altoona (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Altoona, PA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Altoona, PA has increased by 14%, the amount of property crime in Altoona, PA has decreased by 8%, and the total amount of crime in Altoona, PA has decreased by 5% year to year.

Altoona police department

ItemAltoonaPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7914,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.71.83.3
There are a total of 79 Altoona police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.8% less than the Pennsylvania average and 47.9% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Pennsylvania

StateTotal offendersPennsylvania /100KNational /100K
Pennsylvania17,973146222
There are a total of 17,973 sex offenders in Pennsylvania. This yields a total of 146 sex offenders in Pennsylvania per 100,000 residents which is 34% less than the national average.

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Texas City, TX45,8025183,6574,175
Altoona, PA45,9873451,8182,164
Source: The Altoona, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.