Harrisburg, PA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
1,512
Total Crimes
3,073.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
24.10%
Above National Average
924 out of 997
In Pennsylvania
7,900 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Harrisburg, PA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Harrisburg is 3,073.5 per 100,000 people. That's 24.10% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 79.75% 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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Harrisburg SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
8.5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Harrisburg
/ 100k People
Pennsylvania
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,512 3,073.5 1,709.8 2,476.7
Murder 13 26.4 5.2 5.0
Robbery 160 325.2 76.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 234 475.7 191.1 250.2
Violent Crime 443 900.5 306.4 366.7
Burglary 229 465.5 182.4 340.5
Larceny 728 1,479.8 1,124.2 1,549.5
Car Theft 112 227.7 96.8 219.9
Property Crime 1,069 2,173.0 1,403.4 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Harrisburg

443.0
Violent Crimes
900.5
Violent Crimes / 100k People
145.57%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 111.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Harrisburg each year. That compares to a 1 in 326.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Harrisburg is 900.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 145.57% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 193.88% higher than the Pennsylvania violent crime rate of 306.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Harrisburg

1,069.0
Property Crimes
2,173.0
Property Crimes / 100k People
2.99%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 46.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Harrisburg each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Harrisburg is 2,173.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 2.99% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 54.84% higher than the Pennsylvania property crime rate of 1,403.4 per 100,000 people.

Harrisburg Crime Compared To Pennsylvania Average

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

Crime In Cities Around Harrisburg

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Middletown, PA 9,319 98 1,051.6 600.9 450.7
Camp Hill, PA 7,946 58 729.9 704.8 25.2
Palmyra, PA 7,609 96 1,261.7 801.7 460.0
New Cumberland, PA 7,323 61 833.0 778.4 54.6
Penbrook, PA 2,985 51 1,708.5 1,474.0 234.5
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