Wilkes-Barre, PA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
1,094
Total Crimes
2,686.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
14.51%
Above National Average
270 out of 288
In Pennsylvania
6,843 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Wilkes-Barre, PA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Wilkes-Barre is 2,686.5 per 100,000 people. That's 14.51% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 32.11% higher than the Pennsylvania total crime rate of 2,033.6 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.

For more reading on life in Wilkes-Barre, check out:

Wilkes-Barre SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
5
Commute
9

How Does Wilkes-Barre Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Wilkes-Barre
/ 100k People
Pennsylvania
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,094 2,686.5 2,033.6 2,346.0
Murder 3 7.4 7.9 6.5
Robbery 68 167.0 83.9 73.9
Aggravated Assault 147 361.0 264.6 279.7
Violent Crime 242 594.3 389.5 387.8
Burglary 194 476.4 248.6 314.2
Larceny 616 1,512.7 1,274.5 1,398.0
Car Theft 42 103.1 121.0 246.0
Property Crime 852 2,092.2 1,644.1 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Wilkes-Barre

242.0
Violent Crimes
594.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
53.24%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 168.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Wilkes-Barre each year. That compares to a 1 in 256.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Wilkes-Barre is 594.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 53.24% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 52.57% higher than the Pennsylvania violent crime rate of 389.5 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Wilkes-Barre

852.0
Property Crimes
2,092.2
Property Crimes / 100k People
6.84%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 47.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Wilkes-Barre each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Wilkes-Barre is 2,092.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 6.84% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 27.26% higher than the Pennsylvania property crime rate of 1,644.1 per 100,000 people.

Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Dickson, TN 15,680 693 4,419.6 3,571.4 848.2
Georgetown, SC 8,697 598 6,875.9 5,634.1 1,241.8
Old Forge, PA 7,891 37 468.9 392.9 76.0
Larksville, PA 4,376 12 274.2 251.4 22.9
Enjoy The Snack?