Reported Annual Crime In West Pittston

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Pittston/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime84n/a (estimate)1,7592,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Pittston/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.14.9
Rape0n/a0.033.638.6
Robbery2n/a41.9101.6101.9
Assault7n/a146.6174.8237.8
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)188315373
Burglary5n/a104.7309.8491.4
Theft69n/a1,445.01,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theft1n/a20.994.8220.2
Property crime75n/a (estimate)1,5711,8132,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in West Pittston, PA. These figures on reported criminal activity in West Pittston, PA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in West Pittston, PA is 17% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Pennsylvania, and when compared with the national average, is 38% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, West Pittston, PA has 40% lower than violent crime rate than Pennsylvania average, while remaining 49% lower than the national average. In property crime, West Pittston, PA is 13% lower than the average of Pennsylvania and is 37% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Pittston is 38% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.82 daily crimes that occur in West Pittston.
  • West Pittston is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Pittston you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Pittston has decreased by 2%.

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

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in West Pittston, 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 West Pittston, PA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Pennsylvania state wide, are 1.21 times less than the state average and 1.63 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in West Pittston, PA on a daily bases are 1.67 times less than than Pennsylvania average and 1.98 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in West Pittston, PA are 1.15 times less than the daily state average and 1.58 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is West Pittston (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the West Pittston, PA area in comparison to other Pennsylvania communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show West Pittston, PA being safer than 45% of cities in Pennsylvania and 58% 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 Pittston, PA. In conclusion, West Pittston, PA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Pittston

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Pittston is 1 in 531
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Pittston is 1 in 64
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Pittston is 1 in 57
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in West Pittston, 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 West Pittston, PA, you have a 1 in 531 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 64. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in West Pittston, PA is 1 in 57.

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

Determining whether West Pittston, 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 Pittston, PA has increased by 81% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 7% year over year. Total crimes for West Pittston, PA has decreased by 2% in the same time frame.

West Pittston police department

ItemWest PittstonPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)314,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents0.61.83.3
There are a total of 3 West Pittston police officers. This results in 0.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 66.3% less than the Pennsylvania average and 81.1% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mayfield, PA1,665000
Glenburn, PA1,05861352413
Clarks Summit, PA5,101123292415
Clarks Green, PA1,38776438515
Laflin, PA1,57781467549
West Pittston, PA4,8341881,5711,759

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West Pittston, PA4,8341881,5711,759
Source: The West Pittston, 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.