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


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

Crime rate in Erie, PA

The 2019 crime rate in Erie, PA is 250 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 77.6% U.S. cities. The 2019 Erie crime rate rose by 19% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 9 - a decrease of 2 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Erie has seen increasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Erie, PA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Erie:

250.3
Wesleyville:

191.3
Lawrence Park:

29.6
North East:

126.9
Girard:

172.7
Lake City:

13.4
Edinboro:

62.4
Union City:

85.1
Albion:

46.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Erie by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(1.9)
3
(2.9)
7
(6.7)
4
(3.9)
12
(11.5)
6
(5.9)
8
(7.8)
3
(3.0)
10
(10.0)
9
(9.1)
10
(10.1)
6
(6.1)
11
(11.4)
9
(9.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
69
(67.2)
75
(73.7)
88
(84.7)
83
(79.9)
78
(74.9)
77
(75.4)
64
(62.8)
60
(59.5)
52
(51.8)
56
(56.6)
46
(46.5)
32
(32.6)
39
(40.3)
54
(56.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
275
(267.8)
264
(259.3)
317
(305.2)
121
(116.5)
173
(166.2)
150
(146.9)
172
(168.7)
175
(173.6)
96
(95.6)
122
(123.4)
115
(116.1)
98
(99.9)
91
(94.0)
93
(97.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
208
(202.5)
201
(197.4)
234
(225.3)
264
(254.2)
228
(219.1)
198
(193.9)
214
(209.9)
219
(217.2)
248
(247.0)
243
(245.7)
182
(183.8)
170
(173.3)
158
(163.3)
320
(333.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
740
(720.5)
831
(816.2)
1,111
(1,069)
1,013
(975.6)
1,106
(1,063)
1,233
(1,208)
1,095
(1,074)
1,017
(1,009)
772
(768.9)
665
(672.5)
567
(572.6)
531
(541.4)
420
(434.1)
342
(356.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,106
(2,051)
2,062
(2,025)
2,280
(2,195)
1,853
(1,785)
2,245
(2,157)
2,404
(2,354)
2,311
(2,266)
2,093
(2,076)
1,794
(1,787)
1,719
(1,738)
1,607
(1,623)
1,619
(1,651)
1,355
(1,400)
1,379
(1,439)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
141
(137.3)
175
(171.9)
163
(156.9)
152
(146.4)
139
(133.6)
101
(98.9)
104
(102.0)
98
(97.2)
74
(73.7)
115
(116.3)
104
(105.0)
108
(110.1)
105
(108.5)
96
(100.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
38
(37.0)
44
(43.2)
48
(46.2)
20
(19.3)
46
(44.2)
32
(31.3)
27
(26.5)
24
(23.8)
39
(38.8)
31
(31.3)
29
(29.3)
43
(43.8)
55
(56.8)
33
(34.4)
City-Data.com crime index321.9334.0393.1308.8348.1341.5332.5310.5270.6275.6242.4215.7210.9250.3

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 463 registered sex offenders living in Erie, Pennsylvania as of November 29, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Erie is 213 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Erie:

290.6
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Erie:

191.7
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Erie:

181.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Erie:

216.6
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Erie:

259.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Erie:

243.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Erie:

260.9
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Erie:

267.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Erie:

257.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Erie:

290.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Erie:

273.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Erie:

363.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Erie:

307.9
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Erie:

306.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Erie:

271.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Erie:

208.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Erie:

206.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Erie:

205.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Erie:

158.3
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Erie:

173.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Erie:

207.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Erie:

211.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Erie:

238.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Erie:

254.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Erie:

320.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Erie:

343.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Erie:

374.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Erie:

340.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Erie:

306.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Erie:

347.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Erie:

290.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Erie:

267.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Erie:

238.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Erie:

229.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Erie:

218.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Erie:

213.9
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: 193 (172 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Pennsylvania average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 198 (174 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Pennsylvania average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 195 (174 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Pennsylvania average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 191 (169 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Pennsylvania average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 195 (173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Pennsylvania average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 194 (172 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Pennsylvania average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 192 (170 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
Pennsylvania average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 199 (173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Pennsylvania average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 196 (172 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Pennsylvania average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 199 (173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Pennsylvania average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 202 (168 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Pennsylvania average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 182 (161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Pennsylvania average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 204 (167 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Pennsylvania average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 201 (173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 206 (178 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 257 (209 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Pennsylvania average:

2.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 259 (209 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Pennsylvania average:

2.85

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

Zip codes: 16501, 16502, 16503, 16504, 16505, 16506, 16507, 16508, 16509, 16510, 16511, 16546.