Allentown, PA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
3,253
Total Crimes
2,669.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
7.79%
Above National Average
899 out of 997
In Pennsylvania
7,355 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Allentown, PA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Allentown is 2,669.6 per 100,000 people. That's 7.79% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 56.13% higher than the Pennsylvania total crime rate of 1,709.8 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Allentown SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
8

How Does Allentown Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Allentown
/ 100k People
Pennsylvania
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,253 2,669.6 1,709.8 2,476.7
Murder 7 5.7 5.2 5.0
Robbery 170 139.5 76.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 230 188.7 191.1 250.2
Violent Crime 471 386.5 306.4 366.7
Burglary 521 427.6 182.4 340.5
Larceny 2,018 1,656.1 1,124.2 1,549.5
Car Theft 243 199.4 96.8 219.9
Property Crime 2,782 2,283.0 1,403.4 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Allentown

471.0
Violent Crimes
386.5
Violent Crimes / 100k People
5.41%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 258.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Allentown each year. That compares to a 1 in 326.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Allentown is 386.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 5.41% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 26.14% higher than the Pennsylvania violent crime rate of 306.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Allentown

2,782.0
Property Crimes
2,283.0
Property Crimes / 100k People
8.21%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 43.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Allentown each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Allentown is 2,283.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 8.21% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 62.68% higher than the Pennsylvania property crime rate of 1,403.4 per 100,000 people.

Allentown Crime Compared To Pennsylvania Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Pennsylvania.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.
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