Palmerton, PA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
91
Total Crimes
1,706.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
-31.12%
Below National Average
755 out of 997
In Pennsylvania
5,437 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Palmerton, PA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Palmerton is 1,706.0 per 100,000 people. That's -31.12% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -0.22% 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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Palmerton SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
9
Diversity
2
Safety
8
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Palmerton
/ 100k People
Pennsylvania
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 91 1,706.0 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 37.5 191.1 250.2
Violent Crime 2 37.5 306.4 366.7
Burglary 10 187.5 182.4 340.5
Larceny 77 1,443.6 1,124.2 1,549.5
Car Theft 2 37.5 96.8 219.9
Property Crime 89 1,668.5 1,403.4 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Palmerton

2.0
Violent Crimes
37.5
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-89.77%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 2,667.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Palmerton each year. That compares to a 1 in 326.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Palmerton is 37.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -89.77% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -87.76% lower than the Pennsylvania violent crime rate of 306.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Palmerton

89.0
Property Crimes
1,668.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
-20.92%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 59.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Palmerton each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Palmerton is 1,668.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -20.92% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 18.89% higher than the Pennsylvania property crime rate of 1,403.4 per 100,000 people.

Palmerton 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 Palmerton

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Emmaus, PA 11,490 171 1,488.3 1,427.3 60.9
Northampton, PA 9,884 81 819.5 799.3 20.2
Middletown, PA 9,319 98 1,051.6 600.9 450.7
Catasauqua, PA 6,619 132 1,994.3 1,782.7 211.5
Nazareth, PA 5,717 63 1,102.0 1,067.0 35.0
Lehighton, PA 5,309 102 1,921.3 1,488.0 433.2
Slatington, PA 4,322 58 1,342.0 1,295.7 46.3
Walnutport, PA 2,088 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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