Reported Annual Crime In Harrisburg

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHarrisburg/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,058n/a (estimate)4,2171,9632,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHarrisburg/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder13n/a26.65.85.3
Rape50n/a102.532.841.7
Robbery178n/a364.792.198.0
Assault323n/a661.8182.6248.9
Violent crime564n/a (estimate)1,156313383
Burglary348n/a713.1250.3430.4
Theft963n/a1,973.21,297.71,694.4
Vehicle theft183n/a375.0101.4237.4
Property crime1,494n/a (estimate)3,0611,6492,362
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Harrisburg, PA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Harrisburg, PA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Harrisburg, PA averages 115% higher than the rest of Pennsylvania while the rate of crime on a national scale is 54% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Harrisburg, PA is 269% higher than the average rate of crime in Pennsylvania and 202% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 86% higher than the remainder of the state of Pennsylvania and 30% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Harrisburg, PA area.

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The Harrisburg crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Harrisburg as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Harrisburg crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Harrisburg is 54% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.55 daily crimes that occur in Harrisburg.
  • Harrisburg is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Harrisburg you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Harrisburg has increased by 29%.

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Compare Harrisburg, PA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Harrisburg (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Harrisburg, 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 Harrisburg, PA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Pennsylvania state wide, are 2.15 times more than the state average and 1.54 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Harrisburg, PA on a daily bases are 3.69 times more than than Pennsylvania average and 3.02 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Harrisburg, PA are 1.86 times more than the daily state average and 1.30 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Harrisburg (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Harrisburg, 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 Harrisburg, PA to other cities in the state and across the country, Harrisburg, PA is 3% safer than other cities of Pennsylvania and 6% 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, Harrisburg, PA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Harrisburg, PA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Harrisburg

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Harrisburg is 1 in 87
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Harrisburg is 1 in 33
The chance of being a victim of crime in Harrisburg is 1 in 24
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Harrisburg, PA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Harrisburg, PA, then there is a 1 in 87 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 33. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 24 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Harrisburg, PA.

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

Determining whether Harrisburg, 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. Harrisburg, PA has increased by 139% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 10% year over year. Total crimes for Harrisburg, PA has increased by 29% in the same time frame.

Harrisburg police department

ItemHarrisburgPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)23014,701558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.61.83.3
There are a total of 230 Harrisburg police officers. This results in 4.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 153.1% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 42.2% greater 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
Royalton, PA1,0440289289
Shiremanstown, PA1,5170316316
Colony Park, PA1,45965343408
Boiling Springs, PA3,00494494588
Halifax, PA1,0680604604
Paxtang, PA1,493114601715
Bainbridge, PA1,640115604719
Harrisburg, PA49,1601,1563,0614,217

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Niagara Falls, NY49,1801,1244,8285,952
La Mirada, CA49,1302111,8372,048
Methuen Town, MA49,0431871,3291,516
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA49,03865667733
Severn, MD49,0174882,1672,655
Harrisburg, PA49,1601,1563,0614,217
Source: The Harrisburg, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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