Reported Annual Crime In Bethlehem

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBethlehem/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,570n/a (estimate)2,0972,0592,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBethlehem/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a5.35.25.3
Rape21n/a28.034.740.4
Robbery58n/a77.596.4102.8
Assaultn/an/an/a180.1248.5
Violent crime83n/a (estimate)111316386
Burglary213n/a284.5277.8468.9
Theft1,226n/a1,637.51,362.81,745.0
Vehicle theft48n/a64.1102.1236.9
Property crime1,487n/a (estimate)1,9861,7432,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Bethlehem, PA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 2% higher than the average of crimes committed in Pennsylvania. It is also 26% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Bethlehem, PA shows a crime rate that is 65% lower than the Pennsylvania average. The crime rate is also 71% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Bethlehem, PA is shown to be 14% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 19% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Stockertown, PA1,057000
Tatamy, PA1,0150177177
Milford Square, PA1,05553295348
Macungie, PA3,1060350350
Cherryville, PA1,43359325384
Spinnerstown, PA1,79661339401
Laurys Station, PA1,23667371438
Bethlehem, PA75,0501111,9862,097

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bethlehem is 26% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.75 daily crimes that occur in Bethlehem.
  • Bethlehem is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bethlehem you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bethlehem has decreased by 19%.

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Daily Crime In Bethlehem (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Bethlehem, PA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Pennsylvania and on a national level. In Bethlehem, PA the total number of daily crimes is 1.02 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.35 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Bethlehem, PA is 2.85 times less than the Pennsylvania average and 3.48 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Bethlehem, PA has a daily crime rate that is 1.14 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.23 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Bethlehem (higher is better)

How safe is Bethlehem, PA compared to other cities in Pennsylvania and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Bethlehem, PA is safer than 23% of the cities in Pennsylvania and 32% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Pennsylvania and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Bethlehem, PA. Overall, Bethlehem, PA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bethlehem

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bethlehem is 1 in 903
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bethlehem is 1 in 51
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bethlehem is 1 in 48
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Bethlehem, PA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Bethlehem, PA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 903. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 51 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 Bethlehem, PA is 1 in 48.

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

Determining whether Bethlehem, PA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Bethlehem, PA has decreased by 71% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 10% year over year. Total crimes for Bethlehem, PA has decreased by 19% in the same time frame.

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.

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Decatur, IL75,0885393,6554,194
Upland, CA75,0893162,9903,306
Cheektowaga, NY74,9676212,5523,173
Kalamazoo, MI75,1901,2114,2175,427
Evanston, IL75,2821722,2072,379
Bethlehem, PA75,0501111,9862,097
Source: The Bethlehem, 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.