Reported Annual Crime In Mechanicsburg

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMechanicsburg/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime185n/a (estimate)2,0632,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMechanicsburg/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.14.9
Rape0n/a0.033.638.6
Robbery6n/a66.9101.6101.9
Assault9n/a100.4174.8237.8
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)167315373
Burglary20n/a223.0309.8491.4
Theft149n/a1,661.71,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theft1n/a11.294.8220.2
Property crime170n/a (estimate)1,8961,8132,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Mechanicsburg, 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 3% lower than the average of crimes committed in Pennsylvania. It is also 28% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Mechanicsburg, PA shows a crime rate that is 47% lower than the Pennsylvania average. The crime rate is also 55% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Mechanicsburg, PA is shown to be 5% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 24% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Mechanicsburg is 28% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.65 daily crimes that occur in Mechanicsburg.
  • Mechanicsburg is safer than 57% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Mechanicsburg you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Mechanicsburg has increased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Mechanicsburg (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Mechanicsburg, PA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Pennsylvania as well as those across America as a whole. The Mechanicsburg, PA total amount of daily offenses is 1.03 times less than the Pennsylvania average and 1.39 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Mechanicsburg, PA is 1.88 times less than the Pennsylvania average, and it is 2.23 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Mechanicsburg, PA has a daily crime figure that is 1.05 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.31 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Mechanicsburg (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Mechanicsburg, PA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Pennsylvania as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Mechanicsburg, PA to other cities in the state and across the country, Mechanicsburg, PA is 43% safer than other cities of Pennsylvania and 57% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Pennsylvania cities and all around the United States, Mechanicsburg, PA has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Mechanicsburg, PA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mechanicsburg

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mechanicsburg is 1 in 598
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mechanicsburg is 1 in 53
The chance of being a victim of crime in Mechanicsburg is 1 in 49
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Mechanicsburg, 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 Mechanicsburg, PA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 598. 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 53 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 Mechanicsburg, PA is 1 in 49.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Mechanicsburg, PA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Mechanicsburg, PA has increased by 114%, while the property crime rate in Mechanicsburg, PA has increased by 6% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Mechanicsburg, PA has increased by 11% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Mechanicsburg police department

ItemMechanicsburgPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1514,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.71.83.3
There are a total of 15 Mechanicsburg police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.3% less than the Pennsylvania average and 49.3% 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
Royalton, PA1,0540285285
Shiremanstown, PA1,606127254381
Colony Park, PA1,09363363426
Boiling Springs, PA2,82285491577
Marysville, PA2,53679595674
Mechanicsburg, PA8,9711671,8962,063

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Canonsburg, PA8,973679771,044
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Source: The Mechanicsburg, 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.