Reported Annual Crime In West Hazleton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Hazleton/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime121n/a (estimate)2,6852,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Hazleton/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.14.9
Rape0n/a0.033.638.6
Robbery8n/a177.5101.6101.9
Assault17n/a377.3174.8237.8
Violent crime25n/a (estimate)555315373
Burglary24n/a532.6309.8491.4
Theft67n/a1,486.91,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theft5n/a111.094.8220.2
Property crime96n/a (estimate)2,1301,8132,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in West Hazleton, PA. All reported West Hazleton, PA crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the West Hazleton, PA overall crime rate is 26% higher than in comparison to the Pennsylvania average; and is also 6% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in West Hazleton, PA, the rate is 76% higher than compared to the Pennsylvania average, and 49% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, West Hazleton, PA comes in at 18% higher than to the average seen in Pennsylvania, and 14% lower than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Hazleton is 6% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.36 daily crimes that occur in West Hazleton.
  • West Hazleton is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Hazleton you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Hazleton has decreased by 15%.

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Daily Crime In West Hazleton (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in West Hazleton, PA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Pennsylvania as well as those across America as a whole. The West Hazleton, PA total amount of daily offenses is 1.26 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.06 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in West Hazleton, PA is 1.76 times more than the Pennsylvania average, and it is 1.49 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that West Hazleton, PA has a daily crime figure that is 1.18 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.17 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is West Hazleton (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the West Hazleton, PA area in comparison to other Pennsylvania communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show West Hazleton, PA being safer than 13% of cities in Pennsylvania and 20% 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 West Hazleton, PA. In conclusion, West Hazleton, PA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Hazleton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Hazleton is 1 in 181
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Hazleton is 1 in 47
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Hazleton is 1 in 38
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in West Hazleton, PA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In West Hazleton, PA you have a 1 in 181 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 47 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime in West Hazleton, PA.

Year Over Year Crime In West Hazleton (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether West Hazleton, PA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. West Hazleton, PA has increased by 152% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 27% year over year. Total crimes for West Hazleton, PA has decreased by 15% in the same time frame.

West Hazleton police department

ItemWest HazletonPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)314,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents0.71.83.3
There are a total of 3 West Hazleton police officers. This results in 0.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 64.3% less than the Pennsylvania average and 80% 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
Coaldale, PA15622791317
Beech Mountain Lakes, PA1,94879454533
Conyngham, PA1,9170584584
Hometown, PA1,395109625734
West Hazleton, PA4,5655552,1302,685

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Shingle Springs, CA4,5622381,4661,704
West Hazleton, PA4,5655552,1302,685
Source: The West Hazleton, 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.