New Castle, PA Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In New Castle

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew Castle/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,258n/a (estimate)5,5352,3963,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew Castle/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a055
Rape20n/a883025
Robbery56n/a246116109
Assault134n/a590186229
Violent crime210n/a (estimate)924335368
Burglary445n/a1,958407610
Theft570n/a2,5081,5461,899
Vehicle theft33n/a145108221
Property crime1,048n/a (estimate)4,6112,0612,731

A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in New Castle, 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 New Castle, 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 New Castle, PA averages 130% higher than the rest of Pennsylvania while the rate of crime on a national scale is 78% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in New Castle, PA is 175% higher than the average rate of crime in Pennsylvania and 151% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 123% higher than the remainder of the state of Pennsylvania and 68% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the New Castle, PA area.

The overall crime rate in New Castle is 78% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 15.16 daily crimes that occur in New Castle.
New Castle is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
In New Castle you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in New Castle has decreased by 10%.

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Daily Crime In New Castle (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in New Castle, 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 New Castle, PA are 2.31 times more than than the Pennsylvania average and 1.79 times more than than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in New Castle, PA are 2.75 times more than than Pennsylvania and 2.51 times more than than the national mean. While daily property crimes in New Castle, PA are 2.24 times more than than Pennsylvania and 1.69 times more than than the national average.

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How Safe is New Castle (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the New Castle, PA area in comparison to other Pennsylvania communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show New Castle, PA being safer than 2% of cities in Pennsylvania and 5% 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 New Castle, PA. In conclusion, New Castle, PA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in New Castle

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in New Castle is 1 in 109
The chance of being a victim of property crime in New Castle is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in New Castle is 1 in 19

Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in New Castle, PA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In New Castle, PA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 109. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 22 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 New Castle, PA is 1 in 19.

Year Over Year Crime In New Castle (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in New Castle, PA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in New Castle, PA has decreased by 39%, the amount of property crime in New Castle, PA has decreased by 0%, and the total amount of crime in New Castle, PA has decreased by 10% year to year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bessemer, PA1,102000
Portersville, PA285000
New Castle Northwest, PA1,31483703786
Big Beaver, PA1,95484717802
Ellport, PA1,25290764853
New Castle, PA23,2909244,6115,535

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Faribault, MN23,2973853,3453,730
East Peoria, IL23,3213622,8953,257
Selma, CA23,2517984,4125,210
Duncan, OK23,3323365,1185,453
Chantilly, VA23,248911,0631,154
New Castle, PA23,2909244,6115,535

New Castle police department

ItemNew CastlePennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3714,701504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.61.83.3

There are a total of 37 New Castle police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.5% less than the Pennsylvania average and 51.1% 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.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. 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.