Reported Annual Crime In Wilkes-Barre

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWilkes-Barre/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,354 (estimate)2,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWilkes-Barre/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a5.14.9
Rapen/an/an/a33.638.6
Robberyn/an/an/a101.6101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a174.8237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)496 (estimate)315373
Burglaryn/an/an/a309.8491.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a94.8220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,857 (estimate)1,8132,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wilkes-Barre is 17% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.19 daily crimes that occur in Wilkes-Barre.
  • Wilkes-Barre is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wilkes-Barre you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wilkes-Barre has decreased by 16%.

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Daily Crime In Wilkes-Barre (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wilkes-Barre

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wilkes-Barre is 1 in 202
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wilkes-Barre is 1 in 35
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wilkes-Barre is 1 in 30

Year Over Year Crime In Wilkes-Barre (per 100,000 people)

Wilkes-Barre police department

ItemWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8514,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.01.83.3
There are a total of 85 Wilkes-Barre police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.1% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 37.3% 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.

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Beech Mountain Lakes, PA1,94879454533
Laflin, PA1,57781467549
Old Forge, PA8,26561488549
Courtdale, PA6780684684
Sugar Notch, PA953206514719
Wilkes-Barre, PA41,2024962,8573,354

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Urbandale, IA41,1571181,5111,629
Woonsocket, RI41,1365702,2302,799
Findlay, OH41,2973342,9603,294
Linden, NJ41,0543322,5042,836
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Wilkes-Barre, PA41,2024962,8573,354
Source: The Wilkes-Barre, 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.