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Crime rate in Allentown, Pennsylvania (PA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Allentown, PA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Allentown, PA

The 2019 crime rate in Allentown, PA is 245 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 76.9% U.S. cities. The 2019 Allentown crime rate rose by 4% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 7 - a decrease of 4 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Allentown has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Allentown, PA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Allentown:

245.2
Catasauqua:

136.7
North Catasauqua:

81.8
Fountain Hill:

161.6
Emmaus:

89.0
Coplay:

66.6
Bethlehem:

168.0
Northampton:

23.0
Macungie:

3.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Allentown by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
16
(14.9)
20
(18.6)
16
(14.9)
13
(12.1)
9
(8.3)
10
(8.4)
15
(12.6)
12
(10.1)
9
(7.6)
9
(7.5)
10
(8.3)
16
(13.2)
11
(9.0)
7
(5.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
42
(39.2)
20
(18.6)
33
(30.7)
72
(67.1)
67
(61.8)
61
(51.5)
54
(45.3)
64
(53.7)
66
(55.6)
57
(47.8)
55
(45.6)
70
(57.9)
49
(40.2)
64
(52.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
684
(638.7)
552
(514.0)
497
(463.0)
474
(441.6)
460
(424.1)
339
(286.3)
374
(313.4)
329
(275.8)
312
(262.8)
259
(217.0)
274
(227.2)
269
(222.6)
183
(150.3)
170
(139.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
339
(316.6)
277
(257.9)
259
(241.3)
190
(177.0)
196
(180.7)
237
(200.2)
210
(176.0)
223
(187.0)
224
(188.7)
200
(167.6)
213
(176.6)
202
(167.2)
169
(138.8)
230
(188.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,433
(1,338)
1,335
(1,243)
1,423
(1,326)
1,414
(1,317)
1,327
(1,223)
1,101
(929.8)
1,248
(1,046)
1,263
(1,059)
940
(791.8)
670
(561.4)
668
(553.8)
634
(524.7)
463
(380.3)
521
(427.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4,131
(3,858)
3,462
(3,224)
3,738
(3,483)
3,385
(3,154)
3,345
(3,084)
3,041
(2,568)
2,987
(2,503)
2,724
(2,284)
2,608
(2,197)
2,302
(1,929)
2,387
(1,979)
2,362
(1,955)
2,100
(1,725)
2,018
(1,656)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
495
(462.2)
536
(499.1)
492
(458.4)
471
(438.8)
417
(384.4)
433
(365.7)
368
(308.4)
337
(282.5)
273
(230.0)
226
(189.4)
282
(233.8)
306
(253.3)
258
(211.9)
243
(199.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
35
(32.7)
46
(42.8)
27
(25.2)
26
(24.2)
29
(26.7)
19
(16.0)
11
(9.2)
10
(8.4)
13
(11.0)
19
(15.9)
18
(14.9)
13
(10.8)
9
(7.4)
5
(4.1)
City-Data.com crime index601.1513.8510.4499.3469.1381.1388.6371.3337.9283.5293.2308.3235.7245.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 236 registered sex offenders living in Allentown, Pennsylvania as of September 26, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Allentown is 510 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Allentown:

228.1
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Allentown:

202.9
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Allentown:

279.3
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Allentown:

264.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Allentown:

255.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Allentown:

296.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Allentown:

305.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Allentown:

315.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Allentown:

311.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Allentown:

380.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Allentown:

400.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Allentown:

412.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Allentown:

441.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Allentown:

546.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Allentown:

454.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Allentown:

291.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Allentown:

288.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Allentown:

275.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Allentown:

198.2
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Allentown:

194.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Allentown:

240.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Allentown:

244.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Allentown:

237.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Allentown:

302.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Allentown:

368.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Allentown:

380.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Allentown:

369.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Allentown:

456.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Allentown:

487.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Allentown:

508.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Allentown:

484.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Allentown:

529.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Allentown:

509.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Allentown:

435.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Allentown:

410.4
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Allentown:

391.7
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 236 (214 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Pennsylvania average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 232 (211 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Pennsylvania average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 234 (212 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Pennsylvania average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 240 (220 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Pennsylvania average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 233 (211 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Pennsylvania average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 229 (207 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Pennsylvania average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 234 (211 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Pennsylvania average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 232 (210 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Pennsylvania average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 217 (197 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Pennsylvania average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 220 (197 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Pennsylvania average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 272 (203 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Pennsylvania average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 286 (199 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Pennsylvania average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 265 (188 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Pennsylvania average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 277 (191 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 247 (168 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 252 (228 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Pennsylvania average:

2.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 262 (240 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Pennsylvania average:

2.85

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Allentown, PA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 18052, 18101, 18102, 18103, 18104, 18105, 18109.