Scranton, PA Crime


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Scranton, PA has a lower violent crime rate than the national average, with 13.4 violent crimes per 100,000 people compared to 22.7 nationwide. Property crime in Scranton is also slightly lower than the US average, with 38.3 property crimes per 100,000 people compared to 35.4 across the nation. Overall, these statistics indicate that Scranton is a relatively safe place to live when compared to the rest of the United States.

Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Scranton violent crime is 13.4. (The US average is 22.7)
Scranton property crime is 38.3. (The US average is 35.4)

NOTE: Click on the links below to see charts for each crime category.
 Violent Crimes  - Murder  Rape  Robbery  Assault
 Property Crimes  - Burglary  Larceny  Auto Theft
Scranton, PA Crime History
*Closest City
Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
2001262.91.343.294.2124.32793.95691960.7264.2
2002289.21.350.8119.9117.33031.9655.42131.6244.9
2003351.22.749.4122.8176.23017.57052065.5247
2004492.2468.4139.5280.329376921972.8272.2
2005610.31.463.5120.2425.33201.2850.62118.4232.2
2006456.4035.5136.6284.23476.1867.72380.3228.2
2007313.32.835.9136.71383123.8688.82197.6237.4
2008329.46.941.5134.3146.73638.9884.52562192.4
2009395.31.448.7150.3194.93649.6890.82555.6203.2
2010325.41.432143.2148.83367.6938.52267.8161.3
2011296.13.944.5124.5123.13348.5812.22371.2165.1
2012331.1030.2169.5131.43354842.12359.5152.4
2013219.22.623.893.8993006.7724.92131.2150.5
2014285.25.327.7104.3147.92775592.72009.3172.9
2015274.3049.398.6126.52779.4547.42062.9169.1
2016279.32.645.381.51502193.1465.51588139.7
2017255.51.328.4116.1109.72191452.91567.8170.3
20181042.12.655.379.7904.61933.8436.91387.7109.2
20191550.6058.285.41407.11742309.11326.9106

   Crime in Nearby Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Taylor, PA645.32,292.46,28332018
Dunmore, PA177.81,306.713,94232018
Dickson City, PA416.64,270.15,79442018
Throop, PA307.5922.63,93442019
Moosic, PA435.21,288.15,75942018
   Crime in Similar Size Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Bethlehem, PA273.11,689.872,349562018
Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ44.3628.053,478752019
Reading, PA702.02,242.781,168752018
Wayne, NJ56.31,678.056,263812019
Plainfield, NJ379.61,591.747,143852019

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I retired and moved here in 2008 because it was a cheap place to live and my house cost only $70,000 in '08. I found through time that the city is low in crime, has a  More

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LOVE LIVING IN NORTH SCRANTON PA....MY WIFE AND I HAVE LIVED HERE FOR 12 YEARS AND HAVE MET SO MANY NICE PEOPLE. BEING FROM NY DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WE MOVED  More

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I HAVE LIVED IN NORTH SCRANTON FOR 10YRS, I REALLY ENJOY LIFE HERE. THERE IS SO MUCH TO OFFER, SUPER LOW COST OF LIVING, HOUSING IS CHEAP TO BUY FOR A NICE HOME. WE HAVE  More

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