Reported Annual Crime In Pottsville

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePottsville/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime311n/a (estimate)2,2462,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePottsville/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a14.45.14.9
Rape9n/a65.033.638.6
Robbery5n/a36.1101.6101.9
Assault41n/a296.0174.8237.8
Violent crime57n/a (estimate)412315373
Burglary44n/a317.7309.8491.4
Theft198n/a1,429.71,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theft12n/a86.694.8220.2
Property crime254n/a (estimate)1,8341,8132,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Pottsville, 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 Pottsville, 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 Pottsville, PA averages 6% higher than the rest of Pennsylvania while the rate of crime on a national scale is 21% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Pottsville, PA is 31% higher than the average rate of crime in Pennsylvania and 10% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 1% higher than the remainder of the state of Pennsylvania and 26% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Pottsville, PA area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Pottsville is 21% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.15 daily crimes that occur in Pottsville.
  • Pottsville is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Pottsville you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Pottsville has decreased by 10%.

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Daily Crime In Pottsville (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Pottsville, PA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Pennsylvania as well as national figures. In Pottsville, PA the total number of daily crimes is 1.06 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.27 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Pottsville, PA are 1.31 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.10 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Pottsville, PA has a daily crime rate that is 1.01 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.36 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Pottsville (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Pottsville, PA area in comparison to other Pennsylvania communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Pottsville, PA being safer than 21% of cities in Pennsylvania and 31% 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 Pottsville, PA. In conclusion, Pottsville, PA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pottsville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pottsville is 1 in 243
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pottsville is 1 in 55
The chance of being a victim of crime in Pottsville is 1 in 45
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Pottsville, PA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Pottsville, PA, you have a 1 in 243 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 55. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Pottsville, PA is 1 in 45.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Pottsville, PA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Pottsville, PA has increased by 52% and the rate of property crime in Pottsville, PA has decreased by 17%. The total crime rate in Pottsville, PA has decreased by 10% year to year.

Pottsville police department

ItemPottsvillePennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2614,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.81.83.3
There are a total of 26 Pottsville police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.3% less than the Pennsylvania average and 44.2% 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
Ringtown, PA6540125125
New Philadelphia, PA1,0701880188
Orwigsburg, PA3,0530465465
Minersville, PA4,332165448613
Hometown, PA1,395109625734
Pottsville, PA14,1364121,8342,246

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Brooklyn Park, MD14,1365702,8853,455
Lady Lake, FL14,1381851,5701,755
Whitefish Bay, WI14,132281,0771,105
Rocky Point, NY14,1453381,4251,763
Fairview, NJ14,12697895993
Pottsville, PA14,1364121,8342,246
Source: The Pottsville, 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.