Reported Annual Crime In Bethlehem

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBethlehem/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,597 (estimate)2,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBethlehem/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a5.14.9
Rapen/an/an/a33.638.6
Robberyn/an/an/a101.6101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a174.8237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)384 (estimate)315373
Burglaryn/an/an/a309.8491.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a94.8220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,213 (estimate)1,8132,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bethlehem is 9% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.12 daily crimes that occur in Bethlehem.
  • Bethlehem is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bethlehem you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bethlehem has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Bethlehem (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bethlehem

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bethlehem is 1 in 261
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bethlehem is 1 in 46
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bethlehem is 1 in 39

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

Bethlehem police department

ItemBethlehemPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)17614,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.31.83.3
There are a total of 176 Bethlehem police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.8% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 28.5% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Stockertown, PA1,057109109217
Alburtis, PA2,37241249290
Tatamy, PA1,0150352352
Milford Square, PA1,05553307360
Cherryville, PA1,43359339397
Bethlehem, PA75,0503842,2132,597

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Decatur, IL75,0885163,2643,780
Upland, CA75,0893033,1133,416
Cheektowaga, NY74,9676272,6483,276
Kalamazoo, MI75,1901,1283,5194,647
Evanston, IL75,2821732,3902,563
Bethlehem, PA75,0503842,2132,597
Source: The Bethlehem, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.