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Reported Annual Crime In Columbia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime241n/a (estimate)2,3212,0592,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a9.65.25.3
Rape7n/a67.434.740.4
Robbery7n/a67.496.4102.8
Assault8n/a77.0180.1248.5
Violent crime23n/a (estimate)221316386
Burglary32n/a308.1277.8468.9
Theft174n/a1,675.51,362.81,745.0
Vehicle theft12n/a115.6102.1236.9
Property crime218n/a (estimate)2,0991,7432,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Columbia, PA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Columbia, PA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Columbia, PA crime rates are 13% higher than in comparison to the Pennsylvania mean and are 18% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Columbia, PA has a rate that is 30% lower than the Pennsylvania average; compared to the United States, it is 43% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Columbia, PA is 20% higher than its state's mean, and 14% lower than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbia is 18% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.36 daily crimes that occur in Columbia.
  • Columbia is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbia has decreased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Columbia (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Columbia, PA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Pennsylvania and on a national scale. In Columbia, PA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.13 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.22 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Columbia, PA is 1.43 times less than the Pennsylvania average and 1.74 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Columbia, PA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.20 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.17 times less than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Columbia (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Pennsylvania and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Columbia, PA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Columbia, PA has been ranked safer than 37% of other cities in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, Columbia, PA is safer than 48% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Pennsylvania and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Columbia, PA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Columbia, PA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia is 1 in 452
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia is 1 in 48
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia is 1 in 44
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Columbia, PA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Columbia, PA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 452. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 48 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Columbia, PA is 1 in 44.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Columbia, PA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Columbia, PA has decreased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Columbia, PA has decreased by 10% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Columbia, PA has decreased by 9% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Columbia police department

ItemColumbiaPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1914,701558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.81.83.3
There are a total of 19 Columbia police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.9% less than the Pennsylvania average and 44.4% 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
Tyler Run, PA1,46645250295
East Petersburg, PA4,51666353420
Lititz, PA9,20922401422
Landisville, PA1,76976417493
Stonybrook, PA2,25493513606
Salunga, PA2,72597533630
Lampeter, PA1,43598539636
Columbia, PA10,3822212,0992,321

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Burley, ID10,3823012,2832,585
Lake Arbor, MD10,3804152,0072,422
Cadillac, MI10,3803663,1053,471
Manchester, TN10,3877174,5115,228
Castle Pines, CO10,3891311,0441,175
Columbia, PA10,3822212,0992,321
Source: The Columbia, 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.