Luzerne, PA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime
Updated: 2020-12-30
23
Total Crimes
819.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-66.90%
Below National Average
467 out of 997
In Pennsylvania
2,658 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Luzerne, PA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Luzerne is 819.7 per 100,000 people. That's -66.90% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -52.06% lower 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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Luzerne SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8
Diversity
3
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
9.5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Luzerne
/ 100k People
Pennsylvania
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 23 819.7 1,709.8 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 5.2 5.0
Robbery 0 0.0 76.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 2 71.3 191.1 250.2
Violent Crime 2 71.3 306.4 366.7
Burglary 3 106.9 182.4 340.5
Larceny 18 641.5 1,124.2 1,549.5
Car Theft 0 0.0 96.8 219.9
Property Crime 21 748.4 1,403.4 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Luzerne

2
Violent Crimes
71.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-80.56%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 1,403.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Luzerne each year. That compares to a 1 in 326.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Luzerne is 71.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -80.56% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -76.74% lower than the Pennsylvania violent crime rate of 306.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Luzerne

21
Property Crimes
748.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
-64.53%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 133.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Luzerne each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Luzerne is 748.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -64.53% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -46.67% lower than the Pennsylvania property crime rate of 1,403.4 per 100,000 people.

Luzerne 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 Luzerne

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Wilkes-Barre, PA 40,722 1,094 2,686.5 2,092.2 594.3
Dickson, TN 15,703 784 4,992.7 4,279.4 713.2
Dunmore, PA 12,933 192 1,484.6 1,306.7 177.8
Kingston, PA 12,836 224 1,745.1 1,565.9 179.2
Old Forge, PA 7,891 37 468.9 392.9 76.0
Clarks Summit, PA 6,210 50 805.2 756.8 48.3
Taylor, PA 5,889 173 2,937.7 2,292.4 645.3
Moosic, PA 5,745 99 1,723.2 1,288.1 435.2
Exeter, PA 5,580 85 1,523.3 1,308.2 215.1
Swoyersville, PA 4,949 17 343.5 282.9 60.6
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