Pennsylvania’s 20 Safest Cities of 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

Luzerne Township, Pennsylvania
#1
Luzerne Township
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New
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,940
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $47,966
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.0, 0.0, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.0, 0.0, Not available
Scott Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
#2
Scott Township, Lackawanna County
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New
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,753
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $50,357
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.2, Not available, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.0, Not available, Not available
#3
Cornwall
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,326
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $80,391
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.5, 0.2, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.0, 0.0, 0.5
#4
Adams Township, Cambria County
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,581
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    50,938
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.0, Not available, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.0, Not available, Not available
#5
East Marlborough Township
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New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,416
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $105,122
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.0, 0.0, 0.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.0, 2.2, 5.2
Upper Yoder Township, Pennsylvania
#6
Upper Yoder Township
(
New
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,093
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $64,172
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.4, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.8, 1.0, Not available
#7
Reading Township
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,837
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $193,600
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.3, 0.5, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.0, 2.1, Not available
#8
Jackson Township, Luzerne County
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,631
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $87,212
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.2, Not available, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.5, Not available, Not available
Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania
#9
Fox Chapel
(
New
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,297
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $168,274
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.0, 0.2, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.5, 2.6, 6.3
South Park Township, Pennsylvania
#10
South Park Township
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,332
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $71,203
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.2, 0.4, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.7, 2.0, Not available
South Heidelberg Township, Pennsylvania
#11
South Heidelberg Township
(
New
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,378
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $83,390
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.3, 0.3, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.9, 11.4, Not available
Butler Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
#12
Butler Township, Schuykill County
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New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,625
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $56,378
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.0, Not available, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.8, Not available, Not available
Upper Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
#13
Upper Providence Township, Delaware County
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New
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,478
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $107,311
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, Not available, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.7, Not available, Not available
Kiskiminetas Township, Pennsylvania
#14
Kiskiminetas Township
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,496
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $50,717
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.2, 0.7, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.4, 1.5, 3.9
Spring Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania
#15
Spring Township, Centre County
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,905
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $53,891
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, Not available, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.0, Not available, Not available
#16
Bedminster Township
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,241
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $76,333
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.3, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.1, 4.4, 4.1
#17
Indiana Township
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,195
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $85,286
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.3, 0.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.1, 3.5, 4.8
Willistown Township, Pennsylvania
#18
Willistown Township
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,983
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $101,627
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.3, 0.0, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.6, 4.1, Not available
#19
Buckingham Township
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    20,311
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $119,620
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.0, 0.0, 0.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.4, 4.4, 4.5
Franklin Park, Pennsylvania
#20
Franklin Park
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    14,706
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $116,378
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.2, 0.1, 0.1
  • Circle Property
    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 RankingCity PopulationViolent Crime (per 1,000)Property Crime (per 1,000)
21

Turtle Creek

5,192

0.4

2.3

22

Adams Township, Butler County

14,105

0.2

3.3

23

South Fayette Township

15,788

0.1

3.7

24

Silver Spring Township

18,078

0.2

3.7

25

West Deer Township

11,973

0.1

4

26

Franconia Township

13,343

0.2

3.5

27

Millcreek Township, Lebanon County

5,714

0

4.4

28

East Vincent Township

7,232

0

4.6

29

Upper Allen Township

20,123

0.3

3.4

30

Middlesex Township, Butler County

5,636

0.4

3.4

31

Schuylkill Township, Chester County

8,658

0.2

3.8

32

South Londonderry Township

8,427

0.1

4.3

33

Towamencin Township

18,443

0.7

2.4

34

Solebury Township

8,585

0.3

3.5

35

Northampton Township

39,289

0.3

3.7

36

Cecil Township

12,633

0.2

4.3

37

Upper Uwchlan Township

11,506

0

4.9

38

Swoyersville

4,949

0.6

2.8

39

Upper Saucon Township

17,121

0.1

4.6

40

Ligonier Township

6,400

1.3

0.8

41

Clarion

5,316

0.6

3.2

42

Wright Township

5,611

0

5.2

43

Upper Gwynedd Township

15,958

0.6

3.3

44

Whitehall

13,703

0.7

3

45

Bellefonte

6,325

0.2

4.7

46

Murrysville

19,759

0.2

4.7

47

Lower Salford Township

15,440

0.5

3.9

48

Penn Township, Westmoreland County

19,297

1.6

0.1

49

McCandless

28,475

0.2

4.9

50

Fairview Township, Luzerne County

4,485

0

5.6

51

Upper Makefield Township

8,479

0.6

3.5

52

Lititz

9,448

0.8

2.6

53

West Vincent Township

5,572

0.2

5

54

Northwest Lancaster County Regional

20,029

0.2

5

55

Northern Lancaster County Regional

36,089

0.6

3.8

56

New Hanover Township

13,201

0.2

5.2

57

New Britain Township

11,252

0.3

5

58

Ferguson Township

19,551

0.4

4.5

59

West Cocalico Township

7,469

0.9

2.7

60

Conemaugh Township, Somerset County

6,865

0.9

2.9

61

Brecknock Township, Berks County

4,640

0.6

3.9

62

Punxsutawney

5,764

0.9

3.1

63

Northern Regional

35,447

0.2

5.7

64

Hampden Township

30,399

0.3

5.1

65

Hampton Township

18,318

0.8

3.7

66

Newtown Township, Bucks County

22,880

0.2

5.6

67

Kennett Township

8,317

0.2

5.5

68

Pennridge Regional

11,013

0.5

4.8

69

East Coventry Township

6,778

0.1

5.9

70

East Pikeland Township

7,345

0.5

4.6

71

Warwick Township, Bucks County

14,618

0.8

3.7

72

East Fallowfield Township

7,584

1.2

2.5

73

Pleasant Hills

8,113

0

6.8

74

East Pennsboro Township

21,750

0.5

5.2

75

Neshannock Township

9,223

0.5

5.1

76

Buffalo Valley Regional

12,660

0.3

5.9

77

Lower Windsor Township

7,574

0.8

4.4

78

East Brandywine Township

8,765

0.8

4.3

79

Upper Southampton Township

15,038

0.4

5.8

80

Collegeville

5,134

0

7.2

81

Elizabeth Township

13,087

0.7

4.8

82

South Lebanon Township

9,935

0.3

6.2

83

Douglass Township, Montgomery County

10,644

0.8

4.7

84

Plumstead Township

14,244

0.8

4.6

85

Central Bucks Regional

15,584

0.6

5.3

86

Upper St. Clair Township

19,758

0.4

6

87

Kingston Township

6,898

1.3

2.9

88

Amity Township

13,076

0.3

6.4

89

Swarthmore

6,266

0.6

5.3

90

Chartiers Township

7,937

0.4

6.2

91

North Middleton Township

11,682

0.5

5.7

92

Sugarcreek

4,969

0.6

5.4

93

Upper Macungie Township

24,995

0.3

6.6

94

Earl Township

7,243

0.3

6.6

95

West Lampeter Township

16,092

0.6

5.8

96

Lower Makefield Township

32,768

0.3

6.7

97

Moore Township

9,343

0.4

6.3

98

West Earl Township

8,503

0.4

6.6

99

Jessup

4,397

1.1

3.9

100

Hatboro

7,446

0.9

4.6

101

Camp Hill

7,946

0.3

7

102

Peters Township

22,136

0.5

6.1

103

Horsham Township

26,615

0.3

7.1

104

Grove City

7,969

1.1

4.1

105

Lower Frederick Township

4,884

0.6

5.9

106

Blair Township

4,503

0.7

5.8

107

Forks Township

15,545

0.5

6.3

108

Evans City-Seven Fields Regional

4,488

0.2

7.4

109

Dallas Township

9,259

0.8

5.5

110

Western Berks Regional

4,833

1.2

3.9

111

Baldwin Borough

19,586

0.9

5.3

112

Birdsboro

5,167

0.6

6.4

113

Southern Chester County Regional

14,974

1.1

4.7

114

East Cocalico Township

10,569

0.8

6

115

East Petersburg

4,526

0.4

7.1

116

Penn Township, Butler County

4,916

0.2

7.9

117

Newtown Township, Delaware County

13,571

0.4

7.4

118

Northampton

9,884

0.2

8

119

Uwchlan Township

19,044

0.8

5.8

120

State College

58,781

0.3

7.6

121

Patton Township

16,142

0.3

7.7

122

Shippensburg

5,584

0.2

8.2

123

Upper Nazareth Township

6,947

0.9

5.9

124

Warrington Township

24,582

0.7

6.4

125

Bethel Township, Delaware County

9,219

0.7

6.7

126

Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming County

6,147

0.5

7.3

127

Castle Shannon

8,153

0.7

6.5

128

Whitemarsh Township

17,966

0.5

7.5

129

Clarks Summit

6,210

0.5

7.6

130

Carroll Township, York County

6,440

0.3

8.2

131

White Oak

7,646

0.9

6.1

132

Newport Township

5,386

0.6

7.4

133

Jeannette

9,127

1.1

5.6

134

Tredyffrin Township

29,575

0.4

8

135

Olyphant

5,026

2

2.6

136

Southwestern Regional

17,789

1.3

5.1

137

Whitpain Township

19,326

0.3

8.5

138

Blakely

6,201

1

6.3

139

Eastern Adams Regional

7,379

1.2

5.4

140

New Cumberland

7,323

0.5

7.8

141

East Whiteland Township

12,085

0.2

8.9

142

Washington Township, Westmoreland County

7,103

1.3

5.3

143

West Mifflin

19,773

1.5

4.7

144

West Manheim Township

8,497

0.4

8.6

145

New Sewickley Township

7,249

0.7

7.4

146

Robeson Township

7,432

1.2

5.7

147

Bethel Park

32,417

0.3

8.7

148

Buffalo Township

7,294

1.5

4.7

149

Lower Heidelberg Township

6,071

1.8

3.6

150

Lower Providence Township

27,051

1.2

5.7

151

Mount Lebanon

32,239

0.7

7.5

152

Shaler Township

28,039

0.7

7.5

153

Manor Township, Lancaster County

21,090

1.1

6.1

154

Butler Township, Luzerne County

9,788

0.8

7.3

155

Lower Saucon Township

10,824

0.9

7

156

West Hills Regional

10,032

0.6

8.2

157

Westtown-East Goshen Regional

32,253

1.2

6

158

Lower Moreland Township

13,204

0.3

9.2

159

Washington Township, Northampton County

5,228

0.8

7.7

160

Lower Burrell

11,155

0.8

7.5

161

Greene County Regional Police Department

4,492

0.2

9.6

162

Radnor Township

31,935

1

7

163

Conewago Township, Adams County

7,184

0.8

7.5

164

Economy

9,205

0.2

9.7

165

O'Hara Township

8,724

1.5

5.4

166

Cranberry Township

31,154

0.3

9.7

167

Upper Leacock Township

8,963

0.8

7.9

168

Northern York County Regional

69,814

0.5

8.9

169

Carlisle

19,335

0.9

7.5

170

Brighton Township

8,297

1.8

4.5

171

Easttown Township

10,668

1.6

5.2

172

Cumberland Township, Adams County

6,236

1.9

4.2

173

Bern Township

7,025

0.7

8.4

174

Northern Berks Regional

13,366

0.6

8.8

175

Tiadaghton Valley Regional

7,586

2

4.1

176

South Abington Township

8,904

1

7.5

177

Aston Township

16,708

0.4

9.8

178

Springfield Township, Bucks County

5,045

1.2

6.9

179

Doylestown Township

17,430

0.9

8.1

180

South Williamsport

6,109

1.3

6.5

181

Royersford

4,777

0.6

9

182

Nazareth

5,706

0.7

8.8

183

West Shore Regional

7,745

1.5

5.8

184

North Sewickley Township

5,406

0.7

8.7

185

North Huntingdon Township

30,414

0.5

9.6

186

Warminster Township

32,395

0.8

8.7

187

Jefferson Hills Borough

11,309

1.8

5.3

188

Hellam Township

8,645

1.4

6.7

189

Moon Township

25,758

0.8

9

190

Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County

24,445

0.4

10.2

191

Edinboro

5,902

0.7

9.7

192

Allegheny Township, Westmoreland County

8,093

0.9

9

193

Mifflin County Regional

16,941

1.3

7.6

194

Canonsburg

8,815

1.5

7

195

Norwood

5,896

0.7

9.8

196

Littlestown

4,489

1.8

6

197

North Strabane Township

14,703

1.8

5.8

198

Shenango Township, Lawrence County

7,253

0.8

9.4

199

Hilltown Township

15,467

0.6

10.1

200

Vandergrift

4,917

3.3

1

201

West Hempfield Township

16,598

1.1

8.6

202

Jenkins Township

4,475

0.9

9.4

203

Bradford Township

4,724

2.3

4.4

204

Spring Township, Berks County

27,528

0.8

9.9

205

Southern Regional York County

11,515

1.3

8.1

206

Findlay Township

5,867

1.5

7.3

207

Exeter Township, Berks County

25,956

0.9

9.5

208

Northeastern Regional

11,878

0.6

10.7

209

Nether Providence Township

13,770

0.9

9.8

210

Hatfield Township

21,048

1

9.2

211

Cambria Township

5,768

1.2

8.7

212

West Brandywine Township

7,495

1.5

7.9

213

Salisbury Township

13,977

0.6

11

214

Conshohocken

8,081

0.6

10.9

215

Vernon Township

5,432

0.4

11.8

216

Haverford Township

49,422

0.5

11.4

217

Millersville

8,380

1.2

8.9

218

Old Forge

7,885

1.1

9.1

219

Pequea Township

5,022

1.4

8.4

220

Scott Township, Allegheny County

16,567

1.1

9.5

221

Penn Township, York County

16,511

1.3

8.7

222

Ridley Township

31,190

0.9

10.4

223

Lower Gwynedd Township

11,543

0.3

12.6

224

Forest Hills

6,331

0.8

10.7

225

Bushkill Township

8,528

3

2.9

226

Carbondale

8,386

1.7

7.8

227

Donora

4,584

2

6.8

228

West Mead Township

5,082

1.8

7.5

229

Lansdale

16,633

0.9

10.6

230

Hopewell Township

12,711

1.7

7.7

231

Montgomery Township

26,299

0.3

12.9

232

Plum

27,274

2.4

5.5

233

Hollidaysburg

5,763

3.1

2.9

234

Scott Township, Columbia County

5,016

0.2

13.2

235

Elizabethtown

11,591

1.8

7.6

236

Cumru Township

15,387

0.8

11

237

Springfield Township, Montgomery County

19,751

1.2

9.8

238

Duryea

4,857

1.9

7.6

239

Green Tree

4,966

1.2

9.9

240

Sewickley

4,381

1.4

9.4

241

Susquehanna Regional

8,455

2.1

6.9

242

Lehigh Township, Northampton County

10,479

1.7

8.3

243

Lower Allen Township

19,539

0.7

11.8

244

Lower Swatara Township

8,904

1.8

8.1

245

Palmer Township

21,512

0.6

12.3

246

East Hempfield Township

24,694

1.3

9.9

247

North Londonderry Township

8,523

0.1

14.1

248

Slatington

4,322

0.5

13

249

Telford

4,849

1.9

8.2

250

West Goshen Township

23,160

1.5

9.6

251

St. Marys City

12,279

1.1

11.2

252

Archbald

6,947

2

7.9

253

York Area Regional

55,386

2

8

254

Dormont

8,347

2

8

255

Kutztown

5,066

1.6

9.7

256

Ohio Township

6,874

0.4

13.7

257

Hummelstown

4,648

2.2

7.7

258

Sayre

6,410

2.5

6.6

259

Bridgeville

5,005

1.2

11.2

260

Collier Township

8,324

0.5

13.7

261

Wilkins Township

6,184

0.2

14.9

262

Marple Township

23,872

0.2

14.9

263

Fairview Township, York County

17,555

2.2

7.8

264

Logan Township

12,364

1.3

11.1

265

Souderton

7,063

2.4

7.2

266

North Fayette Township

14,935

0.4

14.3

267

West Pittston

4,741

1.7

9.9

268

Granville Township

5,000

0

15.8

269

Middletown Township

45,185

0.7

13.5

270

New Holland

5,507

1.3

11.6

271

Bethlehem Township

23,983

0.8

13.5

272

Shillington

5,289

0.8

13.6

273

Upper Pottsgrove Township

5,617

2.3

8.2

274

Brentwood

9,364

2.2

8.5

275

Monaca

5,492

1.5

11.3

276

Emmaus

11,490

0.6

14.3

277

Ridley Park

7,045

2

9.7

278

Smith Township

4,367

3.2

5.7

279

Valley Township

7,869

2.5

8.1

280

Ambler

6,532

1.4

12.2

281

North Versailles Township

12,127

2.9

7

282

Washington Township, Franklin County

14,671

0.8

14.6

283

Middlesex Township, Cumberland County

7,499

1.3

12.8

284

Oakmont

6,466

1.4

12.7

285

Falls Township, Bucks County

33,854

1.2

13.2

286

Newberry Township

15,749

1.4

12.7

287

Limerick Township

19,144

0.4

16.1

288

Cumberland Township, Greene County

6,221

1

14.3

289

Carroll Township, Washington County

5,481

3.8

4.4

290

Slate Belt Regional

12,451

2.8

8

291

Meadville

12,917

1.6

12.2

292

Phoenixville

17,012

1.9

11.3

293

Kennett Square

6,192

1.6

12.4

294

Manheim Township

40,395

1.2

13.8

295

Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County

25,197

1.8

11.7

296

Richland Township, Bucks County

13,388

1.3

13.4

297

Hamburg

4,427

2.9

7.9

298

Ephrata Township

10,465

1

14.8

299

Ephrata

13,956

1.6

12.5

300

Lower Merion Township

59,262

0.5

16.4

301

Bangor

5,222

2.5

9.8

302

Hellertown

5,840

2.9

8.4

303

Montoursville

4,420

0.9

15.4

304

West View

6,578

0.6

16.7

305

North Cornwall Township

7,868

1.4

14.2

306

Dunmore

12,933

1.8

13.1

307

Oil City

9,769

1.8

12.9

308

Millcreek Township, Erie County

53,422

2.6

10.6

309

Lower Paxton Township

49,296

1.8

13.5

310

Oxford

5,648

2.5

11.2

311

Abington Township, Montgomery County

55,631

0.8

17.1

312

California

6,738

2.7

10.7

313

Nanticoke

10,253

1.5

15

314

Mechanicsburg

9,021

0.9

17.2

315

Central Berks Regional

13,309

1.5

15.1

316

North Coventry Township

8,012

0.2

19.5

317

Colebrookdale District

6,014

1.2

16.3

318

Lock Haven

9,218

2.2

12.8

319

Palmyra

7,556

2.5

11.6

320

Upper Moreland Township

24,182

0.9

17.3

321

Catasauqua

6,619

1.5

15.3

322

Exeter

5,580

2.2

13.1

323

Darby Township

9,282

2

13.5

324

Derry Township, Dauphin County

25,131

1.6

15.1

325

Perkasie

8,561

1.6

15

326

Prospect Park

6,496

3.1

10

327

Tarentum

4,401

3

10.5

328

Ellwood City

7,445

1.3

16.1

329

West Caln Township

9,087

4.5

5.3

330

Chippewa Township

7,995

0.3

20.3

331

Ross Township

30,541

0.7

19.1

332

Waynesboro

10,920

1.2

17.3

333

Pocono Mountain Regional

42,712

1.9

14.7

334

Schuylkill Haven

5,116

1.8

15.4

335

West Chester

20,299

1.8

15.2

336

Mount Joy

8,332

3.1

10.8

337

Middletown

9,319

4.5

6

338

Old Lycoming Township

4,927

0.4

20.3

339

Kingston

12,836

1.8

15.7

340

Carnegie

7,888

1.4

17.2

341

Bloomsburg Town

14,145

2.5

13.7

342

Lower Pottsgrove Township

12,128

3.2

11.2

343

Huntingdon

6,946

3.2

11.7

344

Springfield Township, Delaware County

24,259

0.5

20.9

345

Bristol

9,618

3.2

11.6

346

North Lebanon Township

12,042

2.4

14.6

347

Sandy Township

10,475

3

12.8

348

Easton

27,158

2.5

14.3

349

Columbia

10,436

1.8

16.9

350

Franklin

6,081

2

16.4

351

West Norriton Township

15,708

2

16.5

352

Jenkintown

4,442

2.3

15.8

353

Plains Township

9,725

2

17.3

354

Tamaqua

6,698

1.8

17.9

355

Bristol Township

53,684

1.8

18.1

356

Downingtown

7,933

1.1

20.4

357

Brookhaven

8,042

2.4

16.3

358

Pittston

7,689

2.1

17.3

359

Swissvale

8,713

2.4

16.4

360

Titusville

5,286

1.3

20.2

361

Robinson Township, Allegheny County

13,673

1.5

19.9

362

Kennedy Township

8,183

2.6

16.4

363

Gettysburg

7,637

3.9

11.7

364

Bensalem Township

60,588

1.2

21.3

365

Monroeville

27,628

2.3

17.4

366

Palmerton

5,289

2.5

16.8

367

DuBois

7,409

2

18.4

368

Danville

4,621

3

14.9

369

Bridgeport

4,596

3.3

14.1

370

Lehighton

5,277

1.7

19.7

371

West Whiteland Township

18,393

0.7

23.4

372

Lancaster Township, Lancaster County

17,272

2.1

18.5

373

Avalon

4,569

3.9

12

374

Hazleton

24,637

4.7

9.3

375

Glenolden

7,163

1.5

20.5

376

Morrisville

8,557

1.2

22

377

Colonial Regional

17,966

0.3

24.9

378

Rostraver Township

11,023

0.7

23.6

379

Somerset

5,899

2.7

16.8

380

Tyrone

5,210

3.5

14.2

381

Bethlehem

75,809

2.7

16.9

382

South Whitehall Township

19,918

0.7

24.2

383

Upper Chichester Township

17,002

2.5

17.8

384

Lower Southampton Township

19,230

3.5

14.5

385

Moosic

5,745

4.4

12.9

386

Pottsville

13,529

3.3

16.8

387

Caln Township

14,316

2.7

19

388

East Lampeter Township

17,133

0.5

26.7

389

Aliquippa

8,946

5.6

9.1

390

Muhlenberg Township

20,303

1.1

24.8

391

Allegheny Township, Blair County

6,573

5.6

9.1

392

Altoona

43,840

3.8

15.6

393

Norristown

34,531

4

14.8

394

Upper Darby Township

82,931

5.3

10.5

395

Jim Thorpe

4,613

4.1

14.7

396

Wyomissing

10,454

1.2

24.8

397

Lebanon

25,816

3.2

18.2

398

East Norriton Township

14,085

3.1

19

399

Latrobe

7,896

3

19.5

400

Erie

96,758

3.1

19.4

401

Plymouth Township, Montgomery County

17,756

1.5

25.2

402

Penn Hills

41,143

4.1

16.4

403

Lansdowne

10,650

2.4

22.3

404

Berwick

10,030

3.7

18

405

Crafton

6,223

1.3

26.5

406

Butler Township, Butler County

16,542

1.5

26.1

407

Media

5,367

6

10.6

408

Bellevue

8,130

2.6

22.5

409

Pocono Township

10,855

2.7

22.2

410

Williamsport

28,331

2.5

22.8

411

Glassport

4,351

2.1

24.4

412

Quakertown

8,824

4.3

16.7

413

Hanover Township, Luzerne County

10,843

3.8

18.9

414

Fountain Hill

4,721

1.5

27.5

415

Cheltenham Township

37,501

1.9

26.5

416

Annville Township

4,968

7

8.9

417

Stroud Area Regional

34,887

1.9

27.1

418

West Manchester Township

18,833

1.4

29.3

419

Clairton

6,587

3.5

22.2

420

Manheim

4,890

3.3

23.1

421

Greensburg

14,217

4.1

20.5

422

Charleroi Regional

6,519

4

20.9

423

Allentown

121,743

3.4

23.2

424

Coal Township

10,329

5.5

15.8

425

Whitehall Township

27,679

0.8

32.4

426

Stowe Township

6,179

4.4

20.1

427

Lawrence Township, Clearfield County

7,581

4.1

21.6

428

Athens Township

5,079

2.6

27.2

429

Folcroft

6,615

4.8

19.3

430

Hermitage

15,531

1.2

32

431

West Hazleton

4,466

4.7

20.2

432

Springettsbury Township

26,833

1.6

31.5

433

Richland Township, Cambria County

11,940

0.6

35.2

434

Clifton Heights

6,709

5.5

18

435

Butler

13,017

3.1

26.7

436

Greenville

5,472

5.5

18.3

437

Chambersburg

20,962

2.9

27.5

438

Edwardsville

4,687

4.7

21.8

439

Eastern Pike Regional

4,604

2.6

29.1

440

Beaver Falls

9,588

4.2

24

441

Upper Merion Township

30,673

0.7

36

442

Hanover

15,653

3.1

27.9

443

Lewistown

8,188

4.4

23.6

444

Coraopolis

5,510

4.5

23.4

445

Spring Garden Township

13,120

3.9

25.8

446

Center Township

11,439

3.3

28.3

447

New Brighton

8,807

4.3

26.5

448

Wilkes-Barre

40,710

5.2

23.7

449

Selinsgrove

5,962

8.2

13.3

450

Indiana

13,039

9

10.7

451

Sunbury

9,469

9.5

9.2

452

West York

4,578

3.1

31.7

453

Warren

9,088

6.4

20.9

454

South Strabane Township

9,467

2

37.5

455

Swatara Township

26,532

3.5

32.6

456

Plymouth

5,789

7.3

19.9

457

Steelton

5,944

6.6

22.4

458

Shenandoah

4,779

9.6

11.7

459

Taylor

5,889

6.5

22.9

460

Milton

6,819

9.7

12.8

461

New Castle

21,910

5.6

27.2

462

Reading

88,466

7

22.4

463

Corry

6,311

6.7

24.9

464

Sharon

13,154

4.9

31.5

465

Pittsburgh

302,544

5.8

30.2

466

Mount Carmel

5,618

10.7

13.2

467

New Kensington

12,377

5.7

30.9

468

Lancaster

59,761

7

26.4

469

Clearfield

5,874

6.1

31.7

470

Connellsville

7,331

4.9

36

471

Monessen

7,287

10.3

18.9

472

Sharon Hill

5,705

6.8

31.6

473

Scranton

77,827

10.4

19.3

474

Collingdale

8,793

7.3

30.7

475

Washington, Washington County

13,505

7.5

31

476

Dickson City

5,761

4.2

42.7

477

Yeadon

11,512

7.5

33.4

478

Shamokin

7,020

8.1

31.5

479

Bradford

8,244

10.2

25.2

480

York

44,170

10.2

25.7

481

Farrell

4,651

10.3

25.8

482

Philadelphia

1,586,916

9.1

31

483

Pottstown

22,792

8.6

33

484

Harrisburg

49,147

10.8

25.5

485

Duquesne

5,544

10.5

29.4

486

Johnstown

20,877

11.5

29.7

487

Union Township, Lawrence County

4,921

3.3

58.7

488

Arnold

4,868

9.7

38.2

489

Ambridge

6,679

13.3

27.2

490

McKeesport

20,915

15.3

24.2

491

Darby

10,702

13.9

32.3

492

Chester

34,087

13.9

33.8

493

Uniontown

9,751

13.9

46.7

494

McKees Rocks

5,929

16.9

47.2

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

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