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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2021 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2022; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Data from local enforcement agencies is analyzed and algorithms are applied to estimate the number of crimes in the area.
StatisticReportedincidentsAllentown/100k peoplePittsburgh/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10,8767,180 (estimate)3,5952,0342,346
Violent crime1,7511,373 (estimate)579390388
Vehicle theft729n/a241.0121.0246.0
Property crime9,1255,807 (estimate)3,0161,6441,958

Allentown, Pittsburgh, PA Crime Quiz


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    Crime Quick Facts

    • Allentown crime rates are 206% higher than the national average
    • Violent crimes in Allentown are 254% higher than the national average
    • In Allentown you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of crime
    • Allentown is safer than 5% of the cities in Pennsylvania
    • Year over year crime in Pittsburgh has not changed

    Allentown crime map

    The Allentown crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Allentown 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 Allentown crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Allentown 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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        Daily Crime In Allentown (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Allentown

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Allentown is 1 in 73
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Allentown is 1 in 18
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Allentown is 1 in 14

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

        Pittsburgh police department

        Item Allentown Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a94714,701
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.01.8

        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.

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        Braddock Hills, PA1,6740164164
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        Pittsburgh, PA305,3055793,0163,595

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        Pittsburgh, PA305,3055793,0163,595
        Source: The Allentown, Pittsburgh, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2021. 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.