Reported Annual Crime In Scranton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleScranton/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,912n/a (estimate)2,4722,0592,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleScranton/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a2.65.25.3
Rape35n/a45.334.740.4
Robbery63n/a81.596.4102.8
Assault116n/a150.0180.1248.5
Violent crime216n/a (estimate)279316386
Burglary360n/a465.5277.8468.9
Theft1,228n/a1,588.01,362.81,745.0
Vehicle theft108n/a139.7102.1236.9
Property crime1,696n/a (estimate)2,1931,7432,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Scranton, PA. The total number of reported crimes in Scranton, 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 Scranton, PA crime rate is 20% higher than the Pennsylvania average and is 13% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Scranton, PA has a violent crime rate that is 12% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 28% lower than the national average. For property crime, Scranton, PA is 26% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 11% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mayfield, PA1,665000
Courtdale, PA6780272272
Waymart, PA1,2840395395
Glenburn, PA1,05861338400
Clarks Summit, PA5,10195347442
Clarks Green, PA1,38776421498
Laflin, PA1,57781449531
Scranton, PA75,8422792,1932,472

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Scranton is 13% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.77 daily crimes that occur in Scranton.
  • Scranton is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Scranton you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Scranton has decreased by 19%.

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Compare Scranton, PA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Scranton (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Scranton, PA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Pennsylvania. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Scranton, PA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Pennsylvania state wide, are 1.20 times more than the state average and 1.15 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Scranton, PA on a daily bases are 1.13 times less than than Pennsylvania average and 1.38 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Scranton, PA are 1.26 times more than the daily state average and 1.12 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Scranton (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Pennsylvania and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Scranton, PA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Scranton, PA has been ranked safer than 31% of other cities in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, Scranton, PA is safer than 41% 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 Scranton, PA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Scranton, PA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Scranton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Scranton is 1 in 359
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Scranton is 1 in 46
The chance of being a victim of crime in Scranton is 1 in 41
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Scranton, PA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Scranton, PA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 359. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 46 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 Scranton, PA is 1 in 41.

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

The year over year crime rate for Scranton, PA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Scranton, PA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 2% in Scranton, PA, while property crimes in Scranton, PA have decreased by 21%. Crimes in total for Scranton, PA have decreased by 19% year over year.

Scranton police department

ItemScrantonPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)17014,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.21.83.3
There are a total of 170 Scranton police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.3% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 31.6% 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
Alameda, CA75,7631902,5382,727
Silver Spring, MD75,7483751,8142,188
Kennewick, WA75,9712292,8233,052
Arlington Heights, IL75,577769491,025
Chino Hills, CA76,187751,2821,357
Scranton, PA75,8422792,1932,472
Source: The Scranton, 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.