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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 81%
Property crime 65%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLuzerne/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime23n/a (estimate)8201,7102,489
Murder0n/a0.05.25.0
Rape0n/a0.034.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.076.181.6
Assault2n/a71.3191.1250.2
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)71306379
Burglary3n/a106.9182.4340.5
Theft18n/a641.51,124.21,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.096.8219.9
Property crime21n/a (estimate)7481,4032,110

Key findings

  • Luzerne crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Luzerne are 81% lower than the national average
  • In Luzerne you have a 1 in 123 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Luzerne is safer than 81% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Luzerne has not changed

Luzerne crime map

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      Daily Crime In Luzerne (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Luzerne

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Luzerne is 1 in 1404
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Luzerne is 1 in 134
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Luzerne is 1 in 123

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

      Luzerne police department

      ItemLuzernePennsylvaniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)114,701558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      Sex offenders in Pennsylvania

      StateTotal offendersPennsylvania /100KNational /100K
      Pennsylvania21,558176266
      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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Swoyersville, PA5,00061283344
      West Wyoming, PA2,699112262374
      Clarks Green, PA1,43572331403
      Courtdale, PA7050416416
      Laflin, PA1,55975342416
      Hughestown, PA1,47673364436
      Old Forge, PA8,17276393469
      Luzerne, PA2,82971748820

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Sherwood, WI2,82980399479
      Villano Beach, FL2,82959337396
      Tontitown, AR2,82892448540
      East Brewton, AL2,8302731,4271,699
      Many, LA2,8300148148
      Luzerne, PA2,82971748820
      Source: The Luzerne, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.