Pennsylvania’s 50 Safest Cities of 2021

The SafeWise Team is pleased to release the seventh annual Safest Cities report.

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Here are the 10 safest cities in Pennsylvania for 2021

1. Luzerne Township
2. Jackson Township
3. Brecknock Township
4. Upper Providence Township
5. Buckingham Township
6. Millcreek Township
7. East Brandywine Township
8. Lower Salford Township
9. Spring Township
10. West Cocalico Township

See if your city made the full list.

Pennsylvania continues to have lower crime rates than the rest of the country, and its safest cities report fewer than five crimes per 1,000 people on average. Despite a low incidence of crime statewide, Pennsylvanians still worry about their safety more than most Americans.

2021 Pennsylvania crime rates

Violent crime in The Keystone State remained steady for the third consecutive year with 3.1 incidents per 1,000 people. Property crime continued its downward trend, dropping from 14.9 crimes per 1,000 to 14.0 this year.

Reports of experience with gun violence doubled year over year in The Keystone State.

Even though Pennsylvania does better than national crime rates, its property crime rate is the highest among the Mid-Atlantic region, and its violent crime rate of 3.1 per 1,000 lands right in between New Jersey (2.1) and New York (3.6) to hit the average in the region.

Overall, Pennsylvania is slightly more concerned about all crime issues except package theft. Unlike most of the US, just 17% of Pennsylvania respondents reported a package theft in the past 12 months, compared to 20% nationwide.

Level of concern and experience with crime in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania continues to show higher concern about safety than most of America despite consistently low crime rates—and 55% think Pennsylvania is a safe place to live.

State crime rate trends are consistent with survey participants’ reports of experience with crime—violent crime experiences remained at 8%, while property crime dropped 10 full points year over year.

The outlier is gun violence. Personal experience with gun violence doubled between 2020 and 2021. That increase (along with a steep climb in mass shooting incidents) may explain why Pennsylvanians are 17% more concerned about gun violence actually happening to them than the national average.

Pennsylvania experiences with crime 2021

Crime concerns in Pennsylvania

We asked Pennsylvania residents which crimes they worry may happen to them. See if Pennsylvanians are concerned about the same crime issues as the rest of the country.

View the complete 2021 State of Safety report.

Violent crime in Pennsylvania: Fear vs. reality

The violent crime rate in Pennsylvania has held at 3.1 incidents per 1,000 people for the past three years, which has been below the national average every year. Even so, Pennsylvanian’s level of worry about violent crime is about 5% higher than the rest of the country.

  • 20% fewer people experienced violent crime in Pennsylvania than the average nationwide.
  • 62% named gun violence their top safety concern (US 53%), and twice as many people reported having an experience with gun violence in the past year.
  • Gun violence grabbed headlines much of the year in hotspots like Philadelphia, where gun-related deaths eclipsed the total number of homicides in 2019 by 40% as of early October.
  • Mass shooting incidents have increased 79% year over year, from 19 in 2019 to 34 this year.
  • 44% of survey respondents are most worried about a gun violence incident happening to them (US 38%).
  • 38% worry about police violence daily (US 40%) and 53% have confidence in law enforcement (US 56%).
  • 36% use some form of personal protection like pepper spray (US 34%).
  • 45% say their personal safety has been affected by the pandemic (US 44%).
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Property crime in Pennsylvania: Fear vs. reality

Pennsylvania’s property crime rate has fallen each of the past three years, dropping by just over two incidents per 1,000 since 2019. Property crime remains the top crime concern in the state, with 45% fearing it may happen to them, versus 42% nationwide.

  • Even though property crime is most worrisome, experience with property crime decreased 42% in Pennsylvania this year.
  • Pennsylvania sees around 7 fewer property crimes per 1,000 people than the national average.
  • 62% of Pennsylvania survey respondents use some form of property protection (US 62%) with security cameras and home security systems used most often—claiming 28% each.
  • 32% say the security of their property has been affected by the pandemic (US 29%).

A closer look at the safest cities in Pennsylvania

For the purposes of this report, the terms “dangerous” and “safest” refer explicitly to crime rates as calculated from FBI crime data—no other characterization of any community is implied or intended.

  • 136 cities met criteria to be considered for ranking, and we increased the number of safest cities ranked in Pennsylvania to 50 this year.
  • Luzerne Township is the safest city in Pennsylvania for the second year in a row, boasting no reported crimes in the FBI’s most current data.
  • Several cities saw huge jumps this year—Ridley Park and North Versailles Township each moved up more than 230 spots on our ranking.
  • 7 of the cities on our list reported 0 violent crimes and 25 (50%) reported fewer than 5 total violent crimes.
  • The average violent crime rate among the safest cities is 0.6 incidents per 1,000 people—84% below the national average of 3.7.
  • There are 9 fewer property crimes per 1,000 people in the safest cities than in the rest of The Keystone State.
  • Luzerne Township, Jackson Township and Ralpho Township each reported fewer than 10 property crimes.
  • Larceny-theft is the most common property crime among the safest cities, accounting for 87% of all property crime reported. Statewide, larceny-theft accounts for 80% and nationally it makes up 73% of all property crime.

The 50 Safest Cities in Pennsylvania

#1
Luzerne Township
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-0-
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,896
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $47,966
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.0, 0.0, 0.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.0, 0.0, 0.0
Jackson Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
#2
Jackson Township, Luzerne County
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New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,638
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $87,212
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.0, 0.2, 0.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.5, 1.5, 3.2
Brecknock Township - Berks County, Pennsylvania
#3
Brecknock Township, Berks County
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New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,669
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $80,588
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.0, 0.6, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.4, 3.9, 6.3
#4
Upper Providence Township, Delaware County
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New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,437
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $107,311
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.2, 0.4, 0.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.0, 1.7, 2.8
Buckingham Township, Pennsylvania
#5
Buckingham Township
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+14
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    20,279
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $119,620
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.0, 0.0, 0.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.7, 3.4, 4.4
#6
Millcreek Township, Lebanon County
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New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,783
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $61,770
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.0, 0.0, 0.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.9, 4.4, 3.2
#7
East Brandywine Township
(
+71
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,123
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $110,577
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.4, 0.8, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.8, 4.3, 4.9
Lower Salford Township, Pennsylvania
#8
Lower Salford Township
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+39
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,534
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $92,405
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.0, 0.5, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    3.2, 3.9, 5.5
Spring Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania
#9
Spring Township, Centre County
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New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,944
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $53,891
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.4, 0.4, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.1, 2.0, 3.0
West Cocalico Township, Pennsylvania
#10
West Cocalico Township
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+49
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,446
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $62,698
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.4, 0.9, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.1, 2.7, 4.0
West Vincent Township, Pennsylvania
#11
West Vincent Township
(
+42
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,887
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $124,830
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.3, 0.2, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.7, 5.0, 4.1
Northampton Township, Pennsylvania
#12
Northampton Township
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+23
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    39,171
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $106,661
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.2, 0.3, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    3.3, 3.7, 3.7
#13
Dallas Township
(
+96
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,354
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $64,099
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.1, 0.8, 0.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    3.5, 5.5, 6.2
Adams Township - Butler County, Pennsylvania
#14
Adams Township, Butler County
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New
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    14,330
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $94,143
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.9, 0.2, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.4, 3.3, 3.5
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
#15
Collegeville
(
+65
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,115
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $105,662
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.2, 0.0, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    3.5, 7.2, 8.9
North Middleton Township, Pennsylvania
#16
North Middleton Township
(
+75
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    11,713
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $65,061
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.3, 0.5, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    3.7, 5.7, 4.8
New Britain Township, Pennsylvania
#17
New Britain Township
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+40
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    11,444
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $91,227
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.2, 0.3, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    4.7, 5.0, 5.6
Lower Heidelberg Township, Pennsylvania
#18
Lower Heidelberg Township
(
+131
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,192
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $79,632
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.1, 1.8, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.1, 3.6, 3.6
#19
Penn Township, Butler County
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New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,887
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $69,185
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.0, 0.2, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    5.3, 7.9, 9.0
#20
Chartiers Township
(
+70
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,031
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $57,080
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.4, 0.4, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    4.4, 6.2, 7.6
#21
Swarthmore
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+68
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,428
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $105,197
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.3, 0.6, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    4.7, 5.3, 7.8
#22
Canonsburg
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+172
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,789
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $50,036
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.8, 1.5, 1.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    3.5, 7.0, 3.7
#23
Old Forge
(
+195
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,891
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $51,135
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.8, 1.1, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    3.9, 9.1, 9.8
#24
Central Bucks Regional
(
+61
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,494
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    Unavailable
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.5, 0.6, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    4.6, 5.3, 6.9
#25
Upper Dublin Township
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New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    26,624
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $106,869
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.3, N/A, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    5.5, N/A, 9.0
#26
Kingston Township
(
+61
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,882
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $62,360
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.6, 1.3, 2.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    4.9, 2.9, 5.1
#27
Manor Township, Lancaster County
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New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    21,059
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $59,860
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.4, 1.1, 2.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    5.7, 6.1, 6.7
#28
Newport Township
(
+104
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,386
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $41,505
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.6, 0.6, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    5.2, 7.4, 5.9
#29
Doylestown Township
(
+150
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,397
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $99,333
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.7, 0.9, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    5.1, 8.1, 8.0
#30
Grove City
(
+74
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,840
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $42,984
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.1, 1.1, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    4.0, 4.1, 6.4
#31
Tiadaghton Valley Regional
(
+144
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,578
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    Unavailable
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.1, 2.0, 1.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    4.5, 4.1, 10.7
#32
Upper St. Clair Township
(
+54
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,741
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $106,444
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.1, 0.4, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    7.5, 6.0, 5.3
#33
Baldwin Borough
(
+78
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,426
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $61,996
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.9, 0.9, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    5.4, 5.3, 6.9
#34
Whitpain Township
(
+103
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,294
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $118,063
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.5, 0.3, 1.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    6.8, 8.5, 13.2
#35
Greene County Regional Police Department
(
+126
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,250
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    Unavailable
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.2, 0.2, N/A
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    7.6, 9.6, N/A
#36
North Sewickley Township
(
+148
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,392
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $61,610
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.3, 0.7, 1.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    5.0, 8.7, 7.7
#37
West Brandywine Township
(
+175
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,508
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $78,311
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.5, 1.5, 3.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    7.2, 7.9, 7.4
#38
Elizabeth Township
(
+43
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,991
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $60,342
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.9, 0.7, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    6.5, 4.8, 6.7
#39
Westtown-East Goshen Regional
(
+118
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    32,366
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $117,661
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.4, 1.2, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    5.3, 6.0, 7.5
#40
Warrington Township
(
+84
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    24,607
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $95,795
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.9, 0.7, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    6.7, 6.4, 9.9
#41
Ridley Park
(
+236
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,046
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $59,966
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.0, 2.0, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    6.7, 9.7, 9.3
#42
Moon Township
(
+147
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    25,647
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $70,155
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.5, 0.8, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    8.1, 9.0, 11.3
#43
Forks Township
(
+64
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,741
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $92,551
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.3, 0.5, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    9.0, 6.3, 7.1
#44
Hilltown Township
(
+155
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,589
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $83,810
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.8, 0.6, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    7.4, 10.1, 13.4
#45
Ralpho Township
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New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,214
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $53,952
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.8, 2.1, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.1, 2.1, 2.1
#46
Salisbury Township
(
+167
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,991
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $69,685
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.5, 0.6, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    8.9, 11.0, 15.3
#47
North Versailles Township
(
+234
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,034
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $42,112
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.6, 2.9, 2.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    3.9, 7.0, 14.4
#48
Warminster Township
(
+138
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    32,293
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $62,082
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.8, 0.8, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    8.8, 8.7, 11.9
#49
Blair Township
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+57
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,500
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $41,130
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.3, 0.7, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    7.8, 5.8, 6.4
#50
Nazareth
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+132
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,717
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $53,208
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.3, 0.7, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    10.7, 8.8, 13.0

How we determined the safest cities

Learn how we identified the safest cities on our methodology page.

How to make a safe home anywhere

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Didn't find your city in the top 50?

We calculated crime rates for every city in the state that met our population threshold, based on the state’s median population. See how the remaining cities ranked in the list below.

NOTE: If you don’t see your city on the list, it means that it was below the population threshold or didn’t submit a complete crime report to the FBI in 2019.

2021 Rank
City
Population
VC per 1000
PC per 1000
51Jefferson Hills Borough11.21K2.25.5
52Monongahela9.80K1.28.5
53State College58.63K0.99.3
54North Strabane Township14.75K2.46.0
55Royersford4.77K1.78.0
56Smith Township4.36K2.85.7
57Lower Burrell11.08K1.49.5
58West Caln Township9.11K3.05.7
59Marple Township23.86K0.313.3
60Lansdale16.76K1.410.6
61Valley Township7.93K1.89.7
62Pequea Township5.11K1.810.2
63Bangor5.23K2.97.3
64St. Marys City12.28K2.19.6
65New Sewickley Township7.18K1.711.3
66Lower Merion Township59.80K0.514.6
67Brentwood9.29K2.210.3
68Ephrata Township10.48K0.814.2
69North Coventry Township8.0K0.116.0
70Cumberland Township, Greene County6.18K1.512.5
71Lower Allen Township19.65K1.313.0
72Sunbury9.35K1.712.5
73Palmerton5.33K0.416.7
74Cumru Township15.50K1.015.0
75Tyrone5.16K1.713.4
76Butler Township, Butler County16.45K1.514.3
77Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County25.24K2.910.9
78Bristol Township53.51K1.714.1
79Abington Township, Montgomery County55.48K1.016.8
80Newberry Township15.89K1.316.1
81Mechanicsburg8.99K1.416.0
82Upper Chichester Township16.93K1.715.7
83Palmyra7.61K4.68.0
84Montoursville4.40K0.918.6
85West Norriton Township15.65K2.414.5
86West Whiteland Township18.39K0.520.3
87Sandy Township10.45K2.415.1
88Danville4.61K3.911.1
89West Hazleton4.46K2.016.4
90Avalon4.54K4.011.2
91Wilkins Township6.14K0.521.0
92Swissvale8.65K2.017.2
93Lancaster Township, Lancaster County17.18K1.220.0
94Caln Township14.36K1.918.2
95Catasauqua6.62K2.117.8
96Wyomissing10.50K1.718.9
97Robinson Township, Allegheny County13.71K1.220.6
98Rostraver Township11.01K0.722.3
99Hanover15.71K2.419.1
100Wilson7.82K2.718.4
101Allegheny Township, Blair County6.51K3.417.5
102Lehighton5.31K4.314.9
103Lebanon25.96K2.520.3
104Lansdowne10.62K1.723.0
105Butler12.90K3.817.8
106Springettsbury Township26.89K1.025.5
107Manheim4.86K5.114.4
108Norristown34.43K4.915.8
109West Manchester Township18.86K1.425.5
110Indiana12.97K6.810.9
111Selinsgrove5.96K3.420.6
112Chambersburg21.13K2.823.2
113Penn Hills40.81K4.020.1
114Carnegie7.83K3.323.0
115Altoona43.43K6.115.5
116Crafton6.18K1.927.2
117Erie95.83K5.019.0
118Stowe Township6.14K4.719.9
119Warren9.05K6.614.8
120Allentown121.86K3.922.8
121Plymouth5.78K8.013.7
122Mahoning Township, Carbon County4.23K4.724.1
123Wilkes-Barre40.72K5.920.9
124Swatara Township26.64K2.929.5
125Darby Township9.26K7.319.0
126Athens Township5.08K2.433.1
127New Kensington12.27K5.326.5
128South Strabane Township9.46K1.442.7
129Harrisburg49.20K9.021.7
130Union Township, Lawrence County4.86K3.138.5
131Wilkinsburg15.39K7.826.2
132West Reading4.22K7.130.3
133Pottstown22.71K7.231.1
134Scranton77.32K15.517.4
135Chester33.91K13.830.1
136McKeesport20.77K15.327.6

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Sources

FBI: Uniform Crime Reporting Program, “2019 Crime in the United States,” Accessed March 15, 2021.

US Census Bureau, "Data Explorer," Accessed November 18, 2020.

Best Places, “Find a Place Search Tool,” Accessed January 6, 2021.

SafeWise, “2021 State of Safety survey,” Accessed March 15, 2021.

Gun Violence Archive, “Past Summary Ledgers,” Accessed January 6, 2021.

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Melody Hicks, Ben Stickle, Joshua Harms, American Journal of Criminal Justice, “Assessing the Fear of Package Theft,” January 04, 2021. Accessed March 15, 2021.

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