Reported Annual Crime In Lehighton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLehighton/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime125n/a (estimate)2,3432,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLehighton/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.14.9
Rape2n/a37.533.638.6
Robbery2n/a37.5101.6101.9
Assault10n/a187.5174.8237.8
Violent crime14n/a (estimate)262315373
Burglary27n/a506.2309.8491.4
Theft74n/a1,387.31,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theft10n/a187.594.8220.2
Property crime111n/a (estimate)2,0811,8132,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Lehighton, PA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Lehighton, PA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Lehighton, PA crime rates are 10% higher than in comparison to the Pennsylvania mean and are 18% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Lehighton, PA has a rate that is 17% lower than the Pennsylvania average; compared to the United States, it is 30% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Lehighton, PA is 15% higher than its state's mean, and 16% lower than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lehighton is 18% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.42 daily crimes that occur in Lehighton.
  • Lehighton is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lehighton you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lehighton has decreased by 16%.

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Daily Crime In Lehighton (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Lehighton, 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 Lehighton, PA are 1.10 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.22 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Lehighton, PA are 1.20 times less than than Pennsylvania and 1.42 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Lehighton, PA are 1.15 times more than than Pennsylvania and 1.20 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Lehighton (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Pennsylvania and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Lehighton, PA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Lehighton, PA has been ranked safer than 29% of other cities in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, Lehighton, PA is safer than 44% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Pennsylvania and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Lehighton, PA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Lehighton, PA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lehighton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lehighton is 1 in 382
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lehighton is 1 in 49
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lehighton is 1 in 43
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Lehighton, PA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Lehighton, PA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 382. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 49 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 Lehighton, PA is 1 in 43.

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

Determining whether Lehighton, 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. Lehighton, PA has decreased by 12% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 17% year over year. Total crimes for Lehighton, PA has decreased by 16% in the same time frame.

Lehighton police department

ItemLehightonPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1014,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.81.83.3
There are a total of 10 Lehighton police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.4% less than the Pennsylvania average and 44.3% 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
Coaldale, PA15622791317
Cherryville, PA1,43359339397
Laurys Station, PA1,23667386453
Beech Mountain Lakes, PA1,94879454533
Schnecksville, PA2,61480462542
Lehighton, PA5,4272622,0812,343

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Lehighton, PA5,4272622,0812,343
Source: The Lehighton, 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.