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

 

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Crime rate legend:
 Very low (< 50)
 Low (50 - 199)
 Average (200 - 449)
 High (450 - 1000)
 Very high (> 1000)

Crime rates in Bethlehem by Year

Type

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(4.2)
4
(5.6)
2
(2.8)
1
(1.4)
1
(1.4)
2
(2.8)
6
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(4.0)
2
(2.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
13
(18.3)
14
(19.6)
31
(43.3)
20
(27.8)
24
(33.0)
17
(23.4)
24
(32.9)
12
(16.5)
16
(22.1)
18
(24.4)
17
(22.6)
19
(25.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
93
(130.7)
76
(106.5)
98
(136.8)
94
(130.7)
83
(114.0)
114
(157.1)
100
(137.2)
107
(147.5)
96
(132.7)
110
(149.4)
97
(129.0)
121
(160.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
113
(158.8)
155
(217.2)
114
(159.1)
75
(104.3)
115
(157.9)
135
(186.0)
140
(192.0)
106
(146.1)
106
(146.5)
106
(144.0)
102
(135.6)
96
(127.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
511
(717.9)
427
(598.3)
398
(555.5)
337
(468.5)
400
(549.4)
409
(563.5)
439
(602.1)
399
(550.1)
365
(504.5)
445
(604.3)
371
(493.2)
377
(500.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,561
(2,193.2)
1,633
(2,288.3)
1,616
(2,255.6)
1,460
(2,029.9)
1,640
(2,252.4)
1,700
(2,342.3)
1,721
(2,360.5)
1,885
(2,598.7)
1,443
(1,994.5)
1,522
(2,067.0)
1,405
(1,867.8)
1,488
(1,973.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
154
(216.4)
163
(228.4)
159
(221.9)
168
(233.6)
155
(212.9)
192
(264.5)
128
(175.6)
138
(190.2)
124
(171.4)
102
(138.5)
86
(114.3)
83
(110.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
14
(19.7)
3
(4.2)
6
(8.4)
12
(16.7)
5
(6.9)
6
(8.3)
6
(8.2)
5
(6.9)
13
(18.0)
12
(16.3)
4
(5.3)
5
(6.6)
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.2)257.6262.4268.6225.0248.5271.6282.0252.5225.6236.9217.2229.2
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 52 registered sex offenders living in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania as of October 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bethlehem to the number of sex offenders is 1,444 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


See how dangerous Bethlehem, PA is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Bethlehem:

229.2
Freemansburg:

108.9
Fountain Hill:

254.5
Allentown:

398.9
Hellertown:

130.6
Catasauqua:

91.9
North Catasauqua:

47.6
Coplay:

106.3
Northampton:

79.9
Violent crime rate in 2012
Bethlehem:

180.2
U.S. Average:

214.0

Violent crime rate in 2011
Bethlehem:

168.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Bethlehem:

176.8
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Bethlehem:

170.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Bethlehem:

168.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Bethlehem:

221.1
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2005
Bethlehem:

207.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Bethlehem:

177.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Bethlehem:

153.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Bethlehem:

203.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Violent crime rate in 2001
Bethlehem:

199.1
U.S. Average:

276.6

Violent crime rate in 2000
Bethlehem:

177.1
U.S. Average:

277.6

Property crime rate in 2012
Bethlehem:

222.4
U.S. Average:

266.5

Property crime rate in 2011
Bethlehem:

216.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Bethlehem:

253.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Bethlehem:

233.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Bethlehem:

277.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Bethlehem:

273.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2005
Bethlehem:

278.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Bethlehem:

262.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Bethlehem:

237.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Bethlehem:

265.7
U.S. Average:

336.9

Property crime rate in 2001
Bethlehem:

277.3
U.S. Average:

337.2

Property crime rate in 2000
Bethlehem:

295.2
U.S. Average:

331.5



Latest news about crime in Bethlehem, PA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

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

City-data.com crime rate per 100,000 population


Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 176 (150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 184 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Pennsylvania average:

2.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 186 (159 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Pennsylvania average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 177 (159 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Pennsylvania average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 174 (151 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Pennsylvania average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 174 (151 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Pennsylvania average:

2.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 163 (141 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 161 (144 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Pennsylvania average:

2.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 163 (140 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Pennsylvania average:

2.85


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Bethlehem

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents)

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents) - Officers

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents) - Civilians

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