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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrentwood/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime73n/a (estimate)7431,7622,324
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)92280370
Vehicle theft12n/a122.2163.0282.7
Property crime64n/a (estimate)6521,4831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Brentwood, PA

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Brentwood crime rate is 68% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Brentwood, there were 9 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 92 per 100,000 individuals, 75.2% lower than the national average. Additionally, Brentwood recorded 64 property crimes, amounting to 652 per 100,000 residents, 66.7% lower than the U.S. average.

Brentwood proudly maintains an impressively low crime rate, registering at a mere 743, which sharply contrasts with the national average of 2324. This stark contrast firmly positions Brentwood as one of the most secure residential destinations throughout the entire United States. The total crime rate takes into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 people, offering an invaluable assessment of the area's safety suitability for living.

Brentwood shines as one of the safest cities in the United States, thanks to its remarkably low rate of only 92 violent incidents per 100,000 residents. This impressive safety record has made Brentwood an attractive choice for individuals seeking a secure and hospitable community to call home.

Brentwood showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Brentwood, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 652, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Brentwood?

AreaVibes surveyed 6 local residents in Brentwood to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 83% of people answered that there was very little crime in Brentwood and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 17% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Brentwood a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Brentwood is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Brentwood has a total crime rate that is 68% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.2 daily crimes (0.02 violent daily crimes and 0.18 daily property crimes) in Brentwood.

Has Crime in Brentwood Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Brentwood has decreased by 37.1% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Brentwood is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has decreased by 55%, while property crime has decreased by 33.3%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Brentwood.

Potential Causes for Crime in Brentwood

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Brentwood crime rates. In Brentwood, the poverty rate stands at 10%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

Brentwood has a population density of 6433 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Brentwood crime rates.

Rising cost of living expenses, including increased housing costs, grocery, utility and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards crime, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Brentwood, the cost of living is 9.48% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Brentwood crime map

The Brentwood crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Brentwood as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Brentwood crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Brentwood crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Brentwood crime rates are 68% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Brentwood are 75% lower than the national average
      • In Brentwood you have a 1 in 135 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Brentwood is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Brentwood has decreased by 40%

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        Daily Crime In Brentwood (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Brentwood, PA per 100,000 people. In Brentwood, the total number of daily crimes is 2.37 times less than the Pennsylvania average and 3.13 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Brentwood is 3.05 times less than the Pennsylvania average and 4.03 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Brentwood has a daily crime rate that is 2.27 times less than the Pennsylvania average and 3.00 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Brentwood (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Brentwood to every other city in Pennsylvania, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Brentwood safe? The gauges above illustrate that Brentwood is safer than 63% of every city located within Pennsylvania along with 79% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Pennsylvania and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Brentwood, PA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Brentwood

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Brentwood is 1 in 1092
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Brentwood is 1 in 154
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Brentwood is 1 in 135
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Brentwood? If you reside in Brentwood, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1092. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 154 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Brentwood, is 1 in 135.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Brentwood is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Brentwood has decreased by 57% and the rate of property crime in Brentwood has decreased by 37%. The total crime rate in Brentwood has decreased by 41% year to year.

        Brentwood police department

        Item Brentwood Pennsylvania National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1614,701558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.71.83.3
        There are a total of 16 Brentwood police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.5% less than the Pennsylvania average and 49.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Pennsylvania

        State Total offenders Pennsylvania /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 21,558 sex offenders in Pennsylvania. This yields a total of 176 sex offenders in Pennsylvania per 100,000 residents which is 34% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Edgeworth, PA1,52739208247
        Bell Acres, PA1,51439208247
        Aspinwall, PA2,68750262312
        Sewickley, PA3,80053282336
        Ben Avon, PA1,93154286340
        Thompsonville, PA3,63155289344
        West Mifflin, PA19,74242329371
        Brentwood, PA9,31992652743

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        Flossmoor, IL9,3181191,2071,325
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        Hartland, WI9,31793280373
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        Brentwood, PA9,31992652743
        Source: The Brentwood, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.