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Pennsylvania’s 20 Safest Cities of 2020

Written by | Updated July 1, 2020
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The SafeWise Team is pleased to release the sixth annual Safest Cities report.  

Here are the 10 Safest Cities in Pennsylvania for 2020. 

  1. Luzerne Township
  2. Scott Township, Lackawanna County
  3. Cornwall
  4. Adams Township, Cambria County
  5. East Marlborough Township
  6. Upper Yoder Township
  7. Reading Township
  8. Jackson Township, Luzerne County
  9. Fox Chapel
  10. South Park Township

See if your city made the list.

Pennsylvania crime stats infographic

Pennsylvania expresses higher levels of concern about safety than much of the US, despite lower crime rates. In fact, if you call one of Pennsylvania’s safest cities home, you live with some of the lowest crime rates in the country. 

See the complete list of Pennsylvania’s 20 safest cities of 2020. 

Nearly half (49%) of the Pennsylvania respondents to our 2020 State of Safety survey expressed feeling high concern about their safety every day. Nationwide, 46% felt the same.

Pennsylvania crime stats infographic

The Keystone State reports lower levels of experience with crime and lower crime rates than national averages. 

Pennsylavania's reported property crime experience jumped 300% despite a property crime rate that's 32% below the national rate.

Only 8% of survey participants reported having a personal experience with violent crime in the past 12 months, versus 12% nationwide. Pennsylvania’s violent crime rate is 3.1 incidents per 1,000 people, which is lower than the national rate of 3.7. 

Fewer people reported a run-in with property crime as well—24% of Pennsylvanians reported experience with property crime over the past year, compared to the national average of 26%. The state’s property crime rate is 14.9, which is well below the national rate of 22.0 incidents per 1,000.

Violent Crime in Pennsylvania: Fear vs. Reality 

Folks in Pennsylvania have the highest concern about being physically assaulted by a stranger. That’s also the violent crime they think is the most likely to actually happen, despite the fact that more assaults are committed by someone familiar to the victim.

  • 44% said physical assault by a stranger is the violent crime that worries them the most, versus 40% across the country. 
  • 31% also think an assault by a stranger is the violent crime they’re most likely to fall victim to, versus 26% nationwide.  
  • Aggravated assault was the most widespread violent crime reported by the safest cities, accounting for 76% of all incidents, and statewide it made up 61% of all violent crime.
Pennsylvania crime stats infographic
Pennsylvania crime stats infographic

Property Crime in Pennsylvania: Fear vs. Reality

Having someone break in when the residents aren’t home is the biggest property crime concern in Pennsylvania. But more people think having digital property (photos, files, etc.) stolen is more likely to actually happen. 

  • 66% had highest concern about a break-in when no one’s at home, versus 62% nationally. 
  • Burglary accounted for 13% of all property crime reported by the safest cities and 14% of all violent crime in Pennsylvania.
  • Seven of the safest cities reported no burglaries in 2018. 
  • 38% think that digital property theft is the most likely property crime that could occur. The national average is 36%.
  • Last year, digital security was the top safety concern in Pennsylvania.
  • Larceny-theft is the most common property crime, totalling 79% of the state’s property crimes and 84% of the property crimes reported by the safest cities.
  • 16% of Pennsylvania respondents have a home security system, compared to 24% across the country. 
  • A dog or other guard animal is the most used security measure in Pennsylvania, with 32% saying they have one. Nationally, 33% protect their property with a guard animal. 
  • Despite higher-than-average concern about break-ins, a whopping 38% of Pennsylvania respondents say they don’t use any form of protection or security, versus 29% nationwide.
Pennsylvania crime stats infographic
Pennsylvania crime stats infographic

A Closer Look at Pennsylvania’s Safest Cities of 2020

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

  • Last year data for Pennsylvania was unreliable, so there were no safest cities rankings.
  • Every city that made the list this year beat both state (3.1) and national (3.7) violent crime rates, and every city kept violent crime to 0.5 or fewer incidents per 1,000.
  • Six cities (30%) reported a violent crime rate of 0.0 incidents per 1,000, although only five cities reported zero violent crimes: Luzerne Township, Adams Township, East Marlborough Township, Fox Chapel, and Butler Township
  • Buckingham Township reported one violent crime, but due to a population over 20,000, it works out that your odds of falling victim to a violent crime in Buckingham Township are 0 in 1,000.
  • Only 34 total violent crimes were reported by the 20 safest cities.
  • All cities did better than the state’s property crime rate (14.9) and beat the national rate (22.0)—no city reported more than 3.4 incidents per 1,000.
  • The top three cities (Luzerne Township, Scott Township, and Cornwall) all reported zero property crimes, which is very unusual.
  • 16 cities (80%) reported fewer than 20 property crimes.
Pennsylvania safest cities heat map showing population and crime score

The 20 Safest Cities in Pennsylvania

VC = Violent Crime
PC = Property Crime

#1

Luzerne Township

New

Luzerne Township, Pennsylvania
Population 5,940
Median Income $47,966
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.0, 0.0, Not available
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.0, 0.0, Not available

#2

Scott Township, Lackawanna County

New

Scott Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Population 4,753
Median Income $50,357
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.2, Not available, Not available
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.0, Not available, Not available

#3

Cornwall

New

Population 4,326
Median Income $80,391
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.5, 0.2, 0.2
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.0, 0.0, 0.5

#4

Adams Township, Cambria County

New

Population 5,581
Median Income 50,938
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.0, Not available, Not available
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 2.0, Not available, Not available

#5

East Marlborough Township

New

Population 7,416
Median Income $105,122
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.0, 0.0, 0.0
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 2.0, 2.2, 5.2

#6

Upper Yoder Township

New

Upper Yoder Township, Pennsylvania
Population 5,093
Median Income $64,172
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.4, 0.4, Not available
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.8, 1.0, Not available

#7

Reading Township

New

Population 5,837
Median Income $193,600
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.3, 0.5, Not available
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 1.0, 2.1, Not available

#8

Jackson Township, Luzerne County

New

Population 4,631
Median Income $87,212
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.2, Not available, Not available
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 1.5, Not available, Not available

#9

Fox Chapel

New

Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania
Population 5,297
Median Income $168,274
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.0, 0.2, 0.2
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 2.5, 2.6, 6.3

#10

South Park Township

New

South Park Township, Pennsylvania
Population 13,332
Median Income $71,203
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.2, 0.4, Not available
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 1.7, 2.0, Not available

#11

South Heidelberg Township

New

South Heidelberg Township, Pennsylvania
Population 7,378
Median Income $83,390
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.3, 0.3, Not available
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 1.9, 11.4, Not available

#12

Butler Township, Schuykill County

New

Butler Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Population 5,625
Median Income $56,378
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.0, Not available, Not available
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 2.8, Not available, Not available

#13

Upper Providence Township, Delaware County

New

Upper Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Population 10,478
Median Income $107,311
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.4, Not available, Not available
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 1.7, Not available, Not available

#14

Kiskiminetas Township

New

Kiskiminetas Township, Pennsylvania
Population 4,496
Median Income $50,717
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.2, 0.7, 0.7
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 2.4, 1.5, 3.9

#15

Spring Township, Centre County

New

Spring Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania
Population 7,905
Median Income $53,891
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.4, Not available, Not available
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 2.0, Not available, Not available

#16

Bedminster Township

New

Population 7,241
Median Income $76,333
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.4, 0.3, 0.3
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 2.1, 4.4, 4.1

#17

Indiana Township

New

Population 7,195
Median Income $85,286
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.4, 0.3, 0.0
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 2.1, 3.5, 4.8

#18

Willistown Township

New

Willistown Township, Pennsylvania
Population 10,983
Median Income $101,627
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.3, 0.0, Not available
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 2.6, 4.1, Not available

#19

Buckingham Township

New

Population 20,311
Median Income $119,620
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.0, 0.0, 0.1
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 3.4, 4.4, 4.5

#20

Franklin Park

New

Franklin Park, Pennsylvania
Population 14,706
Median Income $116,378
VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 0.2, 0.1, 0.1
PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018 2.9, 3.5, 5.2

How We Determined the Safest Cities

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

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Find the Safest Cities in Each State

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Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 20?

We calculated crime rates for every city in the state that met our population threshold, which is based on the median population of the state. 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 2018.

2020 RankingCityPopulationViolent Crime (per 1,000)Property Crime (per 1,000)
21Turtle Creek5,1920.42.3
22Adams Township, Butler County14,1050.23.3
23South Fayette Township15,7880.13.7
24Silver Spring Township18,0780.23.7
25West Deer Township11,9730.14
26Franconia Township13,3430.23.5
27Millcreek Township, Lebanon County5,71404.4
28East Vincent Township7,23204.6
29Upper Allen Township20,1230.33.4
30Middlesex Township, Butler County5,6360.43.4
31Schuylkill Township, Chester County8,6580.23.8
32South Londonderry Township8,4270.14.3
33Towamencin Township18,4430.72.4
34Solebury Township8,5850.33.5
35Northampton Township39,2890.33.7
36Cecil Township12,6330.24.3
37Upper Uwchlan Township11,50604.9
38Swoyersville4,9490.62.8
39Upper Saucon Township17,1210.14.6
40Ligonier Township6,4001.30.8
41Clarion5,3160.63.2
42Wright Township5,61105.2
43Upper Gwynedd Township15,9580.63.3
44Whitehall13,7030.73
45Bellefonte6,3250.24.7
46Murrysville19,7590.24.7
47Lower Salford Township15,4400.53.9
48Penn Township, Westmoreland County19,2971.60.1
49McCandless28,4750.24.9
50Fairview Township, Luzerne County4,48505.6
51Upper Makefield Township8,4790.63.5
52Lititz9,4480.82.6
53West Vincent Township5,5720.25
54Northwest Lancaster County Regional20,0290.25
55Northern Lancaster County Regional36,0890.63.8
56New Hanover Township13,2010.25.2
57New Britain Township11,2520.35
58Ferguson Township19,5510.44.5
59West Cocalico Township7,4690.92.7
60Conemaugh Township, Somerset County6,8650.92.9
61Brecknock Township, Berks County4,6400.63.9
62Punxsutawney5,7640.93.1
63Northern Regional35,4470.25.7
64Hampden Township30,3990.35.1
65Hampton Township18,3180.83.7
66Newtown Township, Bucks County22,8800.25.6
67Kennett Township8,3170.25.5
68Pennridge Regional11,0130.54.8
69East Coventry Township6,7780.15.9
70East Pikeland Township7,3450.54.6
71Warwick Township, Bucks County14,6180.83.7
72East Fallowfield Township7,5841.22.5
73Pleasant Hills8,11306.8
74East Pennsboro Township21,7500.55.2
75Neshannock Township9,2230.55.1
76Buffalo Valley Regional12,6600.35.9
77Lower Windsor Township7,5740.84.4
78East Brandywine Township8,7650.84.3
79Upper Southampton Township15,0380.45.8
80Collegeville5,13407.2
81Elizabeth Township13,0870.74.8
82South Lebanon Township9,9350.36.2
83Douglass Township, Montgomery County10,6440.84.7
84Plumstead Township14,2440.84.6
85Central Bucks Regional15,5840.65.3
86Upper St. Clair Township19,7580.46
87Kingston Township6,8981.32.9
88Amity Township13,0760.36.4
89Swarthmore6,2660.65.3
90Chartiers Township7,9370.46.2
91North Middleton Township11,6820.55.7
92Sugarcreek4,9690.65.4
93Upper Macungie Township24,9950.36.6
94Earl Township7,2430.36.6
95West Lampeter Township16,0920.65.8
96Lower Makefield Township32,7680.36.7
97Moore Township9,3430.46.3
98West Earl Township8,5030.46.6
99Jessup4,3971.13.9
100Hatboro7,4460.94.6
101Camp Hill7,9460.37
102Peters Township22,1360.56.1
103Horsham Township26,6150.37.1
104Grove City7,9691.14.1
105Lower Frederick Township4,8840.65.9
106Blair Township4,5030.75.8
107Forks Township15,5450.56.3
108Evans City-Seven Fields Regional4,4880.27.4
109Dallas Township9,2590.85.5
110Western Berks Regional4,8331.23.9
111Baldwin Borough19,5860.95.3
112Birdsboro5,1670.66.4
113Southern Chester County Regional14,9741.14.7
114East Cocalico Township10,5690.86
115East Petersburg4,5260.47.1
116Penn Township, Butler County4,9160.27.9
117Newtown Township, Delaware County13,5710.47.4
118Northampton9,8840.28
119Uwchlan Township19,0440.85.8
120State College58,7810.37.6
121Patton Township16,1420.37.7
122Shippensburg5,5840.28.2
123Upper Nazareth Township6,9470.95.9
124Warrington Township24,5820.76.4
125Bethel Township, Delaware County9,2190.76.7
126Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming County6,1470.57.3
127Castle Shannon8,1530.76.5
128Whitemarsh Township17,9660.57.5
129Clarks Summit6,2100.57.6
130Carroll Township, York County6,4400.38.2
131White Oak7,6460.96.1
132Newport Township5,3860.67.4
133Jeannette9,1271.15.6
134Tredyffrin Township29,5750.48
135Olyphant5,02622.6
136Southwestern Regional17,7891.35.1
137Whitpain Township19,3260.38.5
138Blakely6,20116.3
139Eastern Adams Regional7,3791.25.4
140New Cumberland7,3230.57.8
141East Whiteland Township12,0850.28.9
142Washington Township, Westmoreland County7,1031.35.3
143West Mifflin19,7731.54.7
144West Manheim Township8,4970.48.6
145New Sewickley Township7,2490.77.4
146Robeson Township7,4321.25.7
147Bethel Park32,4170.38.7
148Buffalo Township7,2941.54.7
149Lower Heidelberg Township6,0711.83.6
150Lower Providence Township27,0511.25.7
151Mount Lebanon32,2390.77.5
152Shaler Township28,0390.77.5
153Manor Township, Lancaster County21,0901.16.1
154Butler Township, Luzerne County9,7880.87.3
155Lower Saucon Township10,8240.97
156West Hills Regional10,0320.68.2
157Westtown-East Goshen Regional32,2531.26
158Lower Moreland Township13,2040.39.2
159Washington Township, Northampton County5,2280.87.7
160Lower Burrell11,1550.87.5
161Greene County Regional Police Department4,4920.29.6
162Radnor Township31,93517
163Conewago Township, Adams County7,1840.87.5
164Economy9,2050.29.7
165O'Hara Township8,7241.55.4
166Cranberry Township31,1540.39.7
167Upper Leacock Township8,9630.87.9
168Northern York County Regional69,8140.58.9
169Carlisle19,3350.97.5
170Brighton Township8,2971.84.5
171Easttown Township10,6681.65.2
172Cumberland Township, Adams County6,2361.94.2
173Bern Township7,0250.78.4
174Northern Berks Regional13,3660.68.8
175Tiadaghton Valley Regional7,58624.1
176South Abington Township8,90417.5
177Aston Township16,7080.49.8
178Springfield Township, Bucks County5,0451.26.9
179Doylestown Township17,4300.98.1
180South Williamsport6,1091.36.5
181Royersford4,7770.69
182Nazareth5,7060.78.8
183West Shore Regional7,7451.55.8
184North Sewickley Township5,4060.78.7
185North Huntingdon Township30,4140.59.6
186Warminster Township32,3950.88.7
187Jefferson Hills Borough11,3091.85.3
188Hellam Township8,6451.46.7
189Moon Township25,7580.89
190Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County24,4450.410.2
191Edinboro5,9020.79.7
192Allegheny Township, Westmoreland County8,0930.99
193Mifflin County Regional16,9411.37.6
194Canonsburg8,8151.57
195Norwood5,8960.79.8
196Littlestown4,4891.86
197North Strabane Township14,7031.85.8
198Shenango Township, Lawrence County7,2530.89.4
199Hilltown Township15,4670.610.1
200Vandergrift4,9173.31
201West Hempfield Township16,5981.18.6
202Jenkins Township4,4750.99.4
203Bradford Township4,7242.34.4
204Spring Township, Berks County27,5280.89.9
205Southern Regional York County11,5151.38.1
206Findlay Township5,8671.57.3
207Exeter Township, Berks County25,9560.99.5
208Northeastern Regional11,8780.610.7
209Nether Providence Township13,7700.99.8
210Hatfield Township21,04819.2
211Cambria Township5,7681.28.7
212West Brandywine Township7,4951.57.9
213Salisbury Township13,9770.611
214Conshohocken8,0810.610.9
215Vernon Township5,4320.411.8
216Haverford Township49,4220.511.4
217Millersville8,3801.28.9
218Old Forge7,8851.19.1
219Pequea Township5,0221.48.4
220Scott Township, Allegheny County16,5671.19.5
221Penn Township, York County16,5111.38.7
222Ridley Township31,1900.910.4
223Lower Gwynedd Township11,5430.312.6
224Forest Hills6,3310.810.7
225Bushkill Township8,52832.9
226Carbondale8,3861.77.8
227Donora4,58426.8
228West Mead Township5,0821.87.5
229Lansdale16,6330.910.6
230Hopewell Township12,7111.77.7
231Montgomery Township26,2990.312.9
232Plum27,2742.45.5
233Hollidaysburg5,7633.12.9
234Scott Township, Columbia County5,0160.213.2
235Elizabethtown11,5911.87.6
236Cumru Township15,3870.811
237Springfield Township, Montgomery County19,7511.29.8
238Duryea4,8571.97.6
239Green Tree4,9661.29.9
240Sewickley4,3811.49.4
241Susquehanna Regional8,4552.16.9
242Lehigh Township, Northampton County10,4791.78.3
243Lower Allen Township19,5390.711.8
244Lower Swatara Township8,9041.88.1
245Palmer Township21,5120.612.3
246East Hempfield Township24,6941.39.9
247North Londonderry Township8,5230.114.1
248Slatington4,3220.513
249Telford4,8491.98.2
250West Goshen Township23,1601.59.6
251St. Marys City12,2791.111.2
252Archbald6,94727.9
253York Area Regional55,38628
254Dormont8,34728
255Kutztown5,0661.69.7
256Ohio Township6,8740.413.7
257Hummelstown4,6482.27.7
258Sayre6,4102.56.6
259Bridgeville5,0051.211.2
260Collier Township8,3240.513.7
261Wilkins Township6,1840.214.9
262Marple Township23,8720.214.9
263Fairview Township, York County17,5552.27.8
264Logan Township12,3641.311.1
265Souderton7,0632.47.2
266North Fayette Township14,9350.414.3
267West Pittston4,7411.79.9
268Granville Township5,000015.8
269Middletown Township45,1850.713.5
270New Holland5,5071.311.6
271Bethlehem Township23,9830.813.5
272Shillington5,2890.813.6
273Upper Pottsgrove Township5,6172.38.2
274Brentwood9,3642.28.5
275Monaca5,4921.511.3
276Emmaus11,4900.614.3
277Ridley Park7,04529.7
278Smith Township4,3673.25.7
279Valley Township7,8692.58.1
280Ambler6,5321.412.2
281North Versailles Township12,1272.97
282Washington Township, Franklin County14,6710.814.6
283Middlesex Township, Cumberland County7,4991.312.8
284Oakmont6,4661.412.7
285Falls Township, Bucks County33,8541.213.2
286Newberry Township15,7491.412.7
287Limerick Township19,1440.416.1
288Cumberland Township, Greene County6,221114.3
289Carroll Township, Washington County5,4813.84.4
290Slate Belt Regional12,4512.88
291Meadville12,9171.612.2
292Phoenixville17,0121.911.3
293Kennett Square6,1921.612.4
294Manheim Township40,3951.213.8
295Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County25,1971.811.7
296Richland Township, Bucks County13,3881.313.4
297Hamburg4,4272.97.9
298Ephrata Township10,465114.8
299Ephrata13,9561.612.5
300Lower Merion Township59,2620.516.4
301Bangor5,2222.59.8
302Hellertown5,8402.98.4
303Montoursville4,4200.915.4
304West View6,5780.616.7
305North Cornwall Township7,8681.414.2
306Dunmore12,9331.813.1
307Oil City9,7691.812.9
308Millcreek Township, Erie County53,4222.610.6
309Lower Paxton Township49,2961.813.5
310Oxford5,6482.511.2
311Abington Township, Montgomery County55,6310.817.1
312California6,7382.710.7
313Nanticoke10,2531.515
314Mechanicsburg9,0210.917.2
315Central Berks Regional13,3091.515.1
316North Coventry Township8,0120.219.5
317Colebrookdale District6,0141.216.3
318Lock Haven9,2182.212.8
319Palmyra7,5562.511.6
320Upper Moreland Township24,1820.917.3
321Catasauqua6,6191.515.3
322Exeter5,5802.213.1
323Darby Township9,282213.5
324Derry Township, Dauphin County25,1311.615.1
325Perkasie8,5611.615
326Prospect Park6,4963.110
327Tarentum4,401310.5
328Ellwood City7,4451.316.1
329West Caln Township9,0874.55.3
330Chippewa Township7,9950.320.3
331Ross Township30,5410.719.1
332Waynesboro10,9201.217.3
333Pocono Mountain Regional42,7121.914.7
334Schuylkill Haven5,1161.815.4
335West Chester20,2991.815.2
336Mount Joy8,3323.110.8
337Middletown9,3194.56
338Old Lycoming Township4,9270.420.3
339Kingston12,8361.815.7
340Carnegie7,8881.417.2
341Bloomsburg Town14,1452.513.7
342Lower Pottsgrove Township12,1283.211.2
343Huntingdon6,9463.211.7
344Springfield Township, Delaware County24,2590.520.9
345Bristol9,6183.211.6
346North Lebanon Township12,0422.414.6
347Sandy Township10,475312.8
348Easton27,1582.514.3
349Columbia10,4361.816.9
350Franklin6,081216.4
351West Norriton Township15,708216.5
352Jenkintown4,4422.315.8
353Plains Township9,725217.3
354Tamaqua6,6981.817.9
355Bristol Township53,6841.818.1
356Downingtown7,9331.120.4
357Brookhaven8,0422.416.3
358Pittston7,6892.117.3
359Swissvale8,7132.416.4
360Titusville5,2861.320.2
361Robinson Township, Allegheny County13,6731.519.9
362Kennedy Township8,1832.616.4
363Gettysburg7,6373.911.7
364Bensalem Township60,5881.221.3
365Monroeville27,6282.317.4
366Palmerton5,2892.516.8
367DuBois7,409218.4
368Danville4,621314.9
369Bridgeport4,5963.314.1
370Lehighton5,2771.719.7
371West Whiteland Township18,3930.723.4
372Lancaster Township, Lancaster County17,2722.118.5
373Avalon4,5693.912
374Hazleton24,6374.79.3
375Glenolden7,1631.520.5
376Morrisville8,5571.222
377Colonial Regional17,9660.324.9
378Rostraver Township11,0230.723.6
379Somerset5,8992.716.8
380Tyrone5,2103.514.2
381Bethlehem75,8092.716.9
382South Whitehall Township19,9180.724.2
383Upper Chichester Township17,0022.517.8
384Lower Southampton Township19,2303.514.5
385Moosic5,7454.412.9
386Pottsville13,5293.316.8
387Caln Township14,3162.719
388East Lampeter Township17,1330.526.7
389Aliquippa8,9465.69.1
390Muhlenberg Township20,3031.124.8
391Allegheny Township, Blair County6,5735.69.1
392Altoona43,8403.815.6
393Norristown34,531414.8
394Upper Darby Township82,9315.310.5
395Jim Thorpe4,6134.114.7
396Wyomissing10,4541.224.8
397Lebanon25,8163.218.2
398East Norriton Township14,0853.119
399Latrobe7,896319.5
400Erie96,7583.119.4
401Plymouth Township, Montgomery County17,7561.525.2
402Penn Hills41,1434.116.4
403Lansdowne10,6502.422.3
404Berwick10,0303.718
405Crafton6,2231.326.5
406Butler Township, Butler County16,5421.526.1
407Media5,367610.6
408Bellevue8,1302.622.5
409Pocono Township10,8552.722.2
410Williamsport28,3312.522.8
411Glassport4,3512.124.4
412Quakertown8,8244.316.7
413Hanover Township, Luzerne County10,8433.818.9
414Fountain Hill4,7211.527.5
415Cheltenham Township37,5011.926.5
416Annville Township4,96878.9
417Stroud Area Regional34,8871.927.1
418West Manchester Township18,8331.429.3
419Clairton6,5873.522.2
420Manheim4,8903.323.1
421Greensburg14,2174.120.5
422Charleroi Regional6,519420.9
423Allentown121,7433.423.2
424Coal Township10,3295.515.8
425Whitehall Township27,6790.832.4
426Stowe Township6,1794.420.1
427Lawrence Township, Clearfield County7,5814.121.6
428Athens Township5,0792.627.2
429Folcroft6,6154.819.3
430Hermitage15,5311.232
431West Hazleton4,4664.720.2
432Springettsbury Township26,8331.631.5
433Richland Township, Cambria County11,9400.635.2
434Clifton Heights6,7095.518
435Butler13,0173.126.7
436Greenville5,4725.518.3
437Chambersburg20,9622.927.5
438Edwardsville4,6874.721.8
439Eastern Pike Regional4,6042.629.1
440Beaver Falls9,5884.224
441Upper Merion Township30,6730.736
442Hanover15,6533.127.9
443Lewistown8,1884.423.6
444Coraopolis5,5104.523.4
445Spring Garden Township13,1203.925.8
446Center Township11,4393.328.3
447New Brighton8,8074.326.5
448Wilkes-Barre40,7105.223.7
449Selinsgrove5,9628.213.3
450Indiana13,039910.7
451Sunbury9,4699.59.2
452West York4,5783.131.7
453Warren9,0886.420.9
454South Strabane Township9,467237.5
455Swatara Township26,5323.532.6
456Plymouth5,7897.319.9
457Steelton5,9446.622.4
458Shenandoah4,7799.611.7
459Taylor5,8896.522.9
460Milton6,8199.712.8
461New Castle21,9105.627.2
462Reading88,466722.4
463Corry6,3116.724.9
464Sharon13,1544.931.5
465Pittsburgh302,5445.830.2
466Mount Carmel5,61810.713.2
467New Kensington12,3775.730.9
468Lancaster59,761726.4
469Clearfield5,8746.131.7
470Connellsville7,3314.936
471Monessen7,28710.318.9
472Sharon Hill5,7056.831.6
473Scranton77,82710.419.3
474Collingdale8,7937.330.7
475Washington, Washington County13,5057.531
476Dickson City5,7614.242.7
477Yeadon11,5127.533.4
478Shamokin7,0208.131.5
479Bradford8,24410.225.2
480York44,17010.225.7
481Farrell4,65110.325.8
482Philadelphia1,586,9169.131
483Pottstown22,7928.633
484Harrisburg49,14710.825.5
485Duquesne5,54410.529.4
486Johnstown20,87711.529.7
487Union Township, Lawrence County4,9213.358.7
488Arnold4,8689.738.2
489Ambridge6,67913.327.2
490McKeesport20,91515.324.2
491Darby10,70213.932.3
492Chester34,08713.933.8
493Uniontown9,75113.946.7
494McKees Rocks5,92916.947.2

Sources

FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, “2018 Crime in the United States
SafeWise’s, “2020 State of Safety
US Census Bureau, “American Fact Finder
BestPlaces, Find a Place Search Tool

Written by Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca is the lead safety reporter and in-house expert for SafeWise.com. She has been a journalist and blogger for over 25 years, with a focus on home and community safety for the past six. Rebecca spends dozens of hours every month testing and evaluating security products and strategies. Her safety expertise is sought after by publications, broadcast journalists, non-profit organizations, podcasts, and more. You can find her work and contributions in places like TechCrunch, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, HGTV, MSN, and an ever-growing library of radio and TV clips. Learn more

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