Reported Annual Crime In Gettysburg

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGettysburg/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime137n/a (estimate)1,8012,0592,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGettysburg/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.25.3
Rape4n/a52.634.740.4
Robbery1n/a13.196.4102.8
Assault26n/a341.7180.1248.5
Violent crime31n/a (estimate)407316386
Burglary14n/a184.0277.8468.9
Theft90n/a1,183.01,362.81,745.0
Vehicle theft2n/a26.3102.1236.9
Property crime106n/a (estimate)1,3931,7432,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Gettysburg, 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 Gettysburg, 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 Gettysburg, PA averages 13% lower than the rest of Pennsylvania while the rate of crime on a national scale is 37% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Gettysburg, PA is 29% higher than the average rate of crime in Pennsylvania and 5% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 20% lower than the remainder of the state of Pennsylvania and 43% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Gettysburg, PA area.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lake Heritage, PA1,56047261308
Lake Meade, PA2,62494521615
Blue Ridge Summit, PA1,243113621733
East Berlin, PA1,380116640756
Pen Mar, PA1,093118649767
Bonneauville, PA1,937119655774
Pennville, PA1,968120660779
Gettysburg, PA7,6324071,3931,801

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Gettysburg is 37% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.93 daily crimes that occur in Gettysburg.
  • Gettysburg is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Gettysburg you have a 1 in 56 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Gettysburg has increased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Gettysburg (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Gettysburg, PA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Pennsylvania. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Gettysburg, PA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Pennsylvania state wide, are 1.14 times less than the state average and 1.58 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Gettysburg, PA on a daily bases are 1.29 times more than than Pennsylvania average and 1.05 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Gettysburg, PA are 1.25 times less than the daily state average and 1.76 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Gettysburg (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Gettysburg, PA compared to every other city in Pennsylvania as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Gettysburg, PA ranks safer than 24% of every city located within Pennsylvania along with 35% 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 Gettysburg, PA. As a result, Gettysburg, PA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gettysburg

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gettysburg is 1 in 246
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gettysburg is 1 in 72
The chance of being a victim of crime in Gettysburg is 1 in 56
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Gettysburg, PA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Gettysburg, PA, then there is a 1 in 246 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 72. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 56 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Gettysburg, PA.

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

Determining whether Gettysburg, 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. Gettysburg, PA has increased by 48% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 3% year over year. Total crimes for Gettysburg, PA has increased by 11% in the same time frame.

Gettysburg police department

ItemGettysburgPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1714,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.21.83.3
There are a total of 17 Gettysburg police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.9% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 31.8% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Collinsville, VA7,6322762,3512,627
Sandston, VA7,6312652,2572,522
Monessen, PA7,6308601,9902,850
Butler, NJ7,6361828711,053
St. Martin, MS7,6272472,4452,692
Gettysburg, PA7,6324071,3931,801
Source: The Gettysburg, 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.