Reported Annual Crime In Palmerton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalmerton/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime99n/a (estimate)1,8742,0592,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalmerton/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.25.3
Rape1n/a18.934.740.4
Robbery2n/a37.996.4102.8
Assault3n/a56.8180.1248.5
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)114316386
Burglary24n/a454.4277.8468.9
Theft68n/a1,287.41,362.81,745.0
Vehicle theft1n/a18.9102.1236.9
Property crime93n/a (estimate)1,7611,7432,451
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 9% lower than the Pennsylvania average and is 34% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Palmerton, PA has a violent crime rate that is 64% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 71% lower than the national average. For property crime, Palmerton, PA is 1% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 28% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Cherryville, PA1,43359325384
Laurys Station, PA1,23667371438
Schnecksville, PA2,61481444525
Brodheadsville, PA1,74684463547
Egypt, PA2,42993516609
Towamensing Trails, PA1,675101557658
Cementon, PA1,551109600709
Palmerton, PA5,3821141,7611,874

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Palmerton is 34% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.14 daily crimes that occur in Palmerton.
  • Palmerton is safer than 53% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Palmerton you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Palmerton has decreased by 38%.

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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 1.10 times less than the Pennsylvania average and 1.51 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Palmerton, PA are 2.79 times less than the Pennsylvania average and 3.40 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Palmerton, PA has a daily crime rate that is 1.01 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.39 times less 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 40% of other cities in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, Palmerton, PA is safer than 53% 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 881
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palmerton is 1 in 57
The chance of being a victim of crime in Palmerton is 1 in 54
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 881 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 57 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 54 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 increased by 21%, while the property crime rate in Palmerton, PA has decreased by 40% year over year. The number of total crimes in Palmerton, PA has decreased by 38% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Dayton, KY5,382732,1832,257
Harris Hill, NY5,3803391,3941,733
Summerside, OH5,3802572,2122,469
Mila Doce, TX5,3865653,5904,155
Zephyrhills West, FL5,3784973,1063,603
Palmerton, PA5,3821141,7611,874
Source: The Palmerton, 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.