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


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

Crime rate in Ephrata, PA

The 2018 crime rate in Ephrata, PA is 91 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 3.0 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 34.7% U.S. cities. The 2018 Ephrata crime rate fell by 30% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Ephrata has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Ephrata, PA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Ephrata:

90.7
Akron:

92.2
Denver:

96.4
Clay:

40.6
Lititz:

74.4
Terre Hill:

95.8
New Holland:

77.0
Adamstown:

66.2
East Earl:

54.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Ephrata by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(30.3)
2
(15.3)
3
(23.0)
1
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.1)
4
(29.8)
3
(22.2)
3
(22.2)
5
(36.9)
6
(43.0)
3
(21.5)
4
(28.8)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(22.7)
7
(53.4)
12
(91.8)
2
(20.7)
0
(0.0)
10
(75.5)
5
(37.2)
10
(73.9)
5
(36.9)
1
(7.4)
7
(50.2)
6
(43.0)
5
(36.0)
2
(14.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(75.7)
3
(22.9)
15
(114.8)
3
(31.1)
4
(41.4)
18
(135.9)
15
(111.6)
15
(110.9)
20
(147.7)
29
(214.1)
29
(207.9)
21
(150.5)
28
(201.3)
21
(150.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
48
(363.5)
52
(396.8)
67
(512.7)
10
(103.6)
23
(237.9)
43
(324.6)
53
(394.4)
37
(273.5)
40
(295.4)
40
(295.3)
21
(150.5)
20
(143.3)
24
(172.6)
22
(157.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
218
(1,651)
196
(1,496)
199
(1,523)
161
(1,668)
167
(1,728)
201
(1,517)
214
(1,593)
243
(1,796)
199
(1,470)
152
(1,122)
150
(1,075)
147
(1,053)
139
(999.5)
148
(1,060)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(121.2)
22
(167.9)
21
(160.7)
5
(51.8)
6
(62.1)
5
(37.7)
4
(29.8)
6
(44.4)
8
(59.1)
7
(51.7)
5
(35.8)
5
(35.8)
5
(36.0)
5
(35.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(45.4)
4
(30.5)
2
(15.3)
2
(20.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(22.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.2)
City-Data.com crime index147.4133.9178.598.899.0163.4151.0156.6142.5144.3161.8115.2129.090.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. 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 19 registered sex offenders living in Ephrata, Pennsylvania as of December 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ephrata is 729 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Ephrata:

82.4
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Ephrata:

147.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Ephrata:

118.2
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Ephrata:

186.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Ephrata:

147.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Ephrata:

114.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Ephrata:

114.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Ephrata:

104.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Ephrata:

135.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Ephrata:

20.7
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Ephrata:

36.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Ephrata:

126.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Ephrata:

53.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Ephrata:

79.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Ephrata:

102.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Ephrata:

103.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Ephrata:

109.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Ephrata:

89.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Ephrata:

89.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Ephrata:

86.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Ephrata:

89.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Ephrata:

122.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Ephrata:

141.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Ephrata:

151.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Ephrata:

163.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Ephrata:

146.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Ephrata:

143.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Ephrata:

111.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Ephrata:

202.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Ephrata:

179.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Ephrata:

173.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Ephrata:

159.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Ephrata:

187.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Ephrata:

140.7
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 2018, including police officers: 38 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Pennsylvania average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 38 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Pennsylvania average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 36 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
Pennsylvania average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 32 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Pennsylvania average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 31 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Pennsylvania average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 31 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Pennsylvania average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 34 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Pennsylvania average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 34 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Pennsylvania average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 34 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Pennsylvania average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 35 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Pennsylvania average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 33 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Pennsylvania average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 35 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Pennsylvania average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 35 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 35 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 23 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Pennsylvania average:

2.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 26 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Pennsylvania average:

2.85

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

Zip codes: 17522.