Reported Annual Crime In Allentown

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAllentown/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,889n/a (estimate)3,2242,0592,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAllentown/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder10n/a8.35.25.3
Rape55n/a45.634.740.4
Robbery274n/a227.296.4102.8
Assault213n/a176.6180.1248.5
Violent crime552n/a (estimate)458316386
Burglary668n/a553.8277.8468.9
Theft2,387n/a1,979.01,362.81,745.0
Vehicle theft282n/a233.8102.1236.9
Property crime3,337n/a (estimate)2,7671,7432,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Allentown, PA. The total number of reported crimes in Allentown, 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 Allentown, PA crime rate is 57% higher than the Pennsylvania average and is 14% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Allentown, PA has a violent crime rate that is 45% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 18% higher than the national average. For property crime, Allentown, PA is 59% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 13% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Allentown is 14% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.83 daily crimes that occur in Allentown.
  • Allentown is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Allentown you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Allentown has increased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In Allentown (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Allentown, 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 Allentown, PA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Pennsylvania state wide, are 1.57 times more than the state average and 1.14 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Allentown, PA on a daily bases are 1.45 times more than than Pennsylvania average and 1.18 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Allentown, PA are 1.59 times more than the daily state average and 1.13 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Allentown (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Allentown, PA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Pennsylvania as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Allentown, PA to other cities in the state and across the country, Allentown, PA is 14% safer than other cities of Pennsylvania and 24% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Pennsylvania cities and all around the United States, Allentown, PA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Allentown, PA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Allentown

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Allentown is 1 in 219
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Allentown is 1 in 37
The chance of being a victim of crime in Allentown is 1 in 32
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Allentown, 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 Allentown, PA, you have a 1 in 219 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 37. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Allentown, PA is 1 in 32.

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

The year over year crime rate for Allentown, PA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Allentown, 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 4% in Allentown, PA, while property crimes in Allentown, PA have increased by 3%. Crimes in total for Allentown, PA have increased by 3% year over year.

Allentown police department

ItemAllentownPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)23214,701558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.91.83.3
There are a total of 232 Allentown police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.5% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 40.2% 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
Stockertown, PA1,170000
Bally, PA1,10790090
Tatamy, PA1,0270177177
Macungie, PA3,1150350350
Milford Square, PA1,00762344406
Spinnerstown, PA1,92063348411
Laurys Station, PA1,09571390461
Allentown, PA119,6244582,7673,224

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Vallejo, CA119,6448613,9334,794
Evansville, IN120,1566354,9055,540
Norman, OK118,9742693,2323,502
Berkeley, CA118,5854914,4194,910
Athens, GA120,8135143,8794,393
Allentown, PA119,6244582,7673,224
Source: The Allentown, 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.