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Allentown, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Allentown, Pennsylvania. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Allentown compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Allentown, Pennsylvania, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 61,888 total crimes reported in Allentown, Pennsylvania (7,492 of them violent). Of the 6,189 crimes that transpire each year in Allentown, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Allentown, Pennsylvania 17 times each day. This includes 133 murders, 425 rapes, and over forty-one thousand thefts (including 5,286 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Allentown, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Allentown has climbed by 14 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 18 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Allentown. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to seven thousand for Allentown, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Allentown, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Allentown, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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