Reported Annual Crime In State College

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleState College/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime667n/a (estimate)1,1562,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleState College/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a3.55.14.9
Rape4n/a6.933.638.6
Robbery5n/a8.7101.6101.9
Assault16n/a27.7174.8237.8
Violent crime27n/a (estimate)47315373
Burglary77n/a133.4309.8491.4
Theft556n/a963.41,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theft7n/a12.194.8220.2
Property crime640n/a (estimate)1,1091,8132,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in State College, PA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 46% lower than the average of crimes committed in Pennsylvania. It is also 60% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, State College, PA shows a crime rate that is 85% lower than the Pennsylvania average. The crime rate is also 87% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, State College, PA is shown to be 39% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 55% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in State College is 60% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.17 daily crimes that occur in State College.
  • State College is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States.
  • In State College you have a 1 in 87 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in State College has decreased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In State College (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in State College, 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 State College, PA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Pennsylvania state wide, are 1.84 times less than the state average and 2.47 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in State College, PA on a daily bases are 6.73 times less than than Pennsylvania average and 7.96 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in State College, PA are 1.63 times less than the daily state average and 2.24 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is State College (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the State College, PA area in comparison to other Pennsylvania communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show State College, PA being safer than 75% of cities in Pennsylvania and 83% 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 State College, PA. In conclusion, State College, PA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in State College

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in State College is 1 in 2138
The chance of being a victim of property crime in State College is 1 in 91
The chance of being a victim of crime in State College is 1 in 87
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in State College, 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 State College, PA, you have a 1 in 2138 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 91. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in State College, PA is 1 in 87.

Year Over Year Crime In State College (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether State College, 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 State College, PA has increased by 2% and the rate of property crime in State College, PA has decreased by 1%. The total crime rate in State College, PA has decreased by 1% year to year.

State College police department

ItemState CollegePennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7614,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.31.83.3
There are a total of 76 State College police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27% less than the Pennsylvania average and 59.2% 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
Toftrees, PA2,78649284334
Stormstown, PA2,38460343403
Houserville, PA1,90582470552
Pine Grove Mills, PA1,13390519609
Church Hill, PA1,440104598702
State College, PA42,066471,1091,156

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State College, PA42,066471,1091,156
Source: The State College, 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.