Annual Crime In Mercer (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMercer/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4n/a (estimate)2131,7962,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMercer/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.15.0
Rape0n/a0.035.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.076.986.2
Assault3n/a159.9188.0246.8
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)160306381
Burglary1n/a53.3211.6376.0
Theft0n/a0.01,175.91,594.6
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0102.4228.9
Property crime1n/a (estimate)531,4902,200

Key findings

  • Mercer crime rates are 92% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mercer are 58% lower than the national average
  • In Mercer you have a 1 in 469 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mercer is safer than 77% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mercer has decreased by 76%

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      Daily Crime In Mercer (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Mercer (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mercer

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mercer is 1 in 626
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mercer is 1 in 1877
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mercer is 1 in 469

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

      Mercer police department

      ItemMercerPennsylvaniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)414,701558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.01.83.3
      There are a total of 4 Mercer police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.8% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 38.3% less than the National average.

      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.

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      Harrisville, PA901000
      Stoneboro, PA9880202202
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      New Castle Northwest, PA1,051117571689
      Sandy Lake, PA6480787787
      Oakwood, PA2,183166810976
      Slippery Rock, PA3,62057933990
      Mercer, PA1,79916053213

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      Howard City, MI1,7992298451,075
      Pine Canyon, CA1,7991709031,072
      Vonore, TN1,7996593,8894,548
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      Twin Lakes, VA1,79991756847
      Mercer, PA1,79916053213
      Source: The Mercer, 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.