Reported Annual Crime In Palmerton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalmerton/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime162n/a (estimate)3,0382,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalmerton/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.14.9
Rape1n/a18.833.638.6
Robbery1n/a18.8101.6101.9
Assault3n/a56.3174.8237.8
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)94315373
Burglary31n/a581.4309.8491.4
Theft120n/a2,250.61,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theft6n/a112.594.8220.2
Property crime157n/a (estimate)2,9441,8132,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Palmerton, PA. The total number of reported crimes in Palmerton, PA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Palmerton, PA crime rate is 43% higher than the Pennsylvania average and is 6% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Palmerton, PA has a violent crime rate that is 70% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 75% lower than the national average. For property crime, Palmerton, PA is 62% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 18% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Palmerton is 6% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.32 daily crimes that occur in Palmerton.
  • Palmerton is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Palmerton you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Palmerton has increased by 41%.

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Daily Crime In Palmerton (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Palmerton, PA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Pennsylvania as well as national figures. In Palmerton, PA the total number of daily crimes is 1.43 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.06 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Palmerton, PA are 3.36 times less than the Pennsylvania average and 3.97 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Palmerton, PA has a daily crime rate that is 1.62 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.18 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Palmerton (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Pennsylvania and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Palmerton, PA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Palmerton, PA has been ranked safer than 39% of other cities in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, Palmerton, PA is safer than 52% 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 Palmerton, PA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Palmerton, PA is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Palmerton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Palmerton is 1 in 1067
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palmerton is 1 in 34
The chance of being a victim of crime in Palmerton is 1 in 33
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Palmerton, PA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Palmerton, PA you have a 1 in 1067 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Palmerton, PA.

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

A good indicator of whether Palmerton, PA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Palmerton, PA has decreased by 54%, while the property crime rate in Palmerton, PA has increased by 51% year over year. The number of total crimes in Palmerton, PA has increased by 41% year over year.

Palmerton police department

ItemPalmertonPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)914,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.71.83.3
There are a total of 9 Palmerton police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9% less than the Pennsylvania average and 49.1% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Cherryville, PA1,43359339397
Laurys Station, PA1,23667386453
Schnecksville, PA2,61480462542
Brodheadsville, PA1,74684481565
Egypt, PA2,42993536629
Palmerton, PA5,382942,9443,038

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Dayton, KY5,3821843,7833,966
Harris Hill, NY5,3803431,4461,789
Summerside, OH5,3802512,2202,471
Mila Doce, TX5,3865363,6834,219
Zephyrhills West, FL5,3785343,2523,786
Palmerton, PA5,382942,9443,038
Source: The Palmerton, 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.