Reported Annual Crime In Erie

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleErie/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,929n/a (estimate)2,9622,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleErie/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder9n/a9.15.14.9
Rape56n/a56.633.638.6
Robbery122n/a123.4101.6101.9
Assault243n/a245.7174.8237.8
Violent crime430n/a (estimate)435315373
Burglary665n/a672.5309.8491.4
Theft1,719n/a1,738.31,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theft115n/a116.394.8220.2
Property crime2,499n/a (estimate)2,5271,8132,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Erie, PA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Erie, PA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Erie, PA averages 39% higher than the rest of Pennsylvania while the rate of crime on a national scale is 4% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Erie, PA is 38% higher than the average rate of crime in Pennsylvania and 17% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 39% higher than the remainder of the state of Pennsylvania and 2% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Erie, PA area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Erie is 4% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.11 daily crimes that occur in Erie.
  • Erie is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Erie you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Erie has decreased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Erie (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Erie, PA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Pennsylvania and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Erie, PA are 1.39 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.04 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Erie, PA are 1.38 times more than than Pennsylvania and 1.17 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Erie, PA are 1.39 times more than than Pennsylvania and 1.02 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Erie (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Erie, PA area in comparison to other Pennsylvania communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Erie, PA being safer than 18% of cities in Pennsylvania and 26% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Pennsylvania cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Erie, PA. In conclusion, Erie, PA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Erie

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Erie is 1 in 230
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Erie is 1 in 40
The chance of being a victim of crime in Erie is 1 in 34
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Erie, PA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Erie, PA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 230. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 40 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Erie, PA is 1 in 34.

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

The year over year crime rate for Erie, PA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Erie, PA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 8% in Erie, PA, while property crimes in Erie, PA have decreased by 4%. Crimes in total for Erie, PA have decreased by 2% year over year.

Erie police department

ItemEriePennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)19914,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.01.83.3
There are a total of 199 Erie police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.9% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 40.3% 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
Avonia, PA1,08676436512
Waterford, PA1,414141812953
Fairview CDP, PA2,870147846992
Girard, PA3,0781651,0251,190
Lawrence Park, PA3,9301931,1121,305
Erie, PA100,8324352,5272,962

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Flint, MI100,5691,4773,6025,079
South Bend, IN100,4227115,3446,055
Las Cruces, NM100,3602624,9555,217
Davenport, IA101,3167084,4715,179
Highlands Ranch, CO101,3502101,7261,936
Erie, PA100,8324352,5272,962
Source: The Erie, 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.