Reported Annual Crime In West Pittston

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 peopleWest Pittston/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime55n/a (estimate)1,1601,7962,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Pittston/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.15.0
Rape1n/a21.135.042.6
Robbery1n/a21.176.986.2
Assault6n/a126.6188.0246.8
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)169306381
Burglary4n/a84.4211.6376.0
Theft42n/a885.91,175.91,594.6
Vehicle theft1n/a21.1102.4228.9
Property crime47n/a (estimate)9911,4902,200
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in West Pittston, PA. These figures on reported criminal activity in West Pittston, PA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in West Pittston, PA is 35% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Pennsylvania, and when compared with the national average, is 55% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, West Pittston, PA has 45% lower than violent crime rate than Pennsylvania average, while remaining 56% lower than the national average. In property crime, West Pittston, PA is 33% lower than the average of Pennsylvania and is 55% lower than the national average.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Pittston is 55% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.18 daily crimes that occur in West Pittston.
  • West Pittston is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Pittston you have a 1 in 87 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Pittston has decreased by 37%.

Compare West Pittston, PA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In West Pittston (per 100,000 people)

      The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in West Pittston, 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 West Pittston, PA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Pennsylvania state wide, are 1.55 times less than the state average and 2.22 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in West Pittston, PA on a daily bases are 1.81 times less than than Pennsylvania average and 2.26 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in West Pittston, PA are 1.50 times less than the daily state average and 2.22 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is West Pittston (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in the West Pittston, PA area in comparison to other Pennsylvania communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show West Pittston, PA being safer than 44% of cities in Pennsylvania and 59% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Pennsylvania cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to West Pittston, PA. In conclusion, West Pittston, PA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Pittston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Pittston is 1 in 593
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Pittston is 1 in 101
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Pittston is 1 in 87
      Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in West Pittston, PA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In West Pittston, PA, you have a 1 in 593 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 101. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in West Pittston, PA is 1 in 87.

      Year Over Year Crime In West Pittston (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether West Pittston, 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. West Pittston, PA has decreased by 50% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 35% year over year. Total crimes for West Pittston, PA has decreased by 37% in the same time frame.

      West Pittston police department

      ItemWest PittstonPennsylvaniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)314,701558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents0.61.83.3
      There are a total of 3 West Pittston police officers. This results in 0.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 66.3% less than the Pennsylvania average and 81.1% 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
      Tunkhannock, PA1,783116289405
      Courtdale, PA7050416416
      Clarks Green, PA1,43572352424
      Laflin, PA1,55975363437
      West Pittston, PA4,7931699911,160

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Singac, NJ4,7931429611,103
      Greenfield, OH4,7942862,9723,258
      Tonganoxie, KS4,7921091,0711,180
      Beckett, NJ4,7921511,0191,170
      Evansdale, IA4,7945632,7343,297
      West Pittston, PA4,7931699911,160
      Source: The West Pittston, 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.