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Total crime 15%
Violent crime 174%
Property crime 12%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleScranton/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,316n/a (estimate)2,9761,7962,580
Murder2n/a2.66.15.0
Rape43n/a55.335.042.6
Robbery62n/a79.776.986.2
Assault704n/a904.6188.0246.8
Violent crime811n/a (estimate)1,042306381
Burglary340n/a436.9211.6376.0
Theft1,080n/a1,387.71,175.91,594.6
Vehicle theft85n/a109.2102.4228.9
Property crime1,505n/a (estimate)1,9341,4902,200

Key findings

  • Scranton crime rates are 15% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Scranton are 174% higher than the national average
  • In Scranton you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Scranton is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Scranton has increased by 22%

Scranton crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Scranton (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Scranton on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Pennsylvania and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Scranton (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Pennsylvania, are 1.66 times more than the state average and 1.15 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Scranton on a daily basis are 3.41 times more than than Pennsylvania average and 2.74 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Scranton are 1.30 times more than the daily state average and 1.14 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Scranton (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Pennsylvania and all other cities across the US, is Scranton safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Scranton is safer than 5% of other cities in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, Scranton is safer than 7% 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 Scranton. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Scranton is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Scranton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Scranton is 1 in 96
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Scranton is 1 in 52
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Scranton is 1 in 34
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Scranton, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 96. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 52 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 Scranton is 1 in 34.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Scranton is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Scranton has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 309% in Scranton, while property crimes in Scranton have decreased by 12%. Total crime has increased by 22% year over year.

      Scranton police department

      ItemScrantonPennsylvaniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)17014,701558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.21.83.3
      There are a total of 170 Scranton police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.3% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 31.3% 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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mayfield, PA1,728000
      Swoyersville, PA5,00061283344
      West Wyoming, PA2,699112262374
      Waymart, PA1,3160396396
      Tunkhannock, PA1,783116289405
      Courtdale, PA7050416416
      Clarks Green, PA1,43572352424
      Scranton, PA76,3801,0421,9342,976

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Baldwin Park, CA76,5113751,8112,186
      Springdale, AR76,1884803,3403,820
      Camden, NJ76,0053832,5852,968
      Kalamazoo, MI75,8851,3265,0326,358
      St. Joseph, MO76,9014894,9315,421
      Scranton, PA76,3801,0421,9342,976
      Source: The Scranton, 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.