Altoona, PA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
851
Total Crimes
1,941.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
-24.42%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Altoona, PA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Altoona is 1,941.1 per 100,000 people. That's -24.42% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 8.09% higher than the Pennsylvania total crime rate of 1,795.9 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Altoona SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
5
Safety
6
Amenities
9.5
Education
6
Commute
9

How Does Altoona Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Altoona
/ 100k People
Pennsylvania
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 851 1,941.1 1,795.9 2,568.4
Murder 3 6.8 6.1 5.0
Robbery 27 61.6 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 68 155.1 188.0 246.8
Violent Crime 165 376.4 306.0 368.9
Burglary 188 428.8 211.6 376.0
Larceny 464 1,058.4 1,175.9 1,594.6
Car Theft 34 77.6 102.4 228.9
Property Crime 686 1,564.8 1,489.9 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Altoona

165
Violent Crimes
376.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
2.02%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 265.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Altoona each year. That compares to a 1 in 326.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Altoona is 376.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 2.02% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 22.99% higher than the Pennsylvania violent crime rate of 306.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Altoona

686
Property Crimes
1,564.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
-28.86%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 63.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Altoona each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Altoona is 1,564.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -28.86% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 5.02% higher than the Pennsylvania property crime rate of 1,489.9 per 100,000 people.

Altoona Crime Compared To Pennsylvania Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Pennsylvania.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Altoona

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
State College, PA 58,781 468 796.2 762.2 34.0
Indiana, PA 13,039 257 1,971.0 1,073.7 897.3
DuBois, PA 7,409 151 2,038.1 1,835.6 202.5
Huntingdon, PA 6,946 103 1,482.9 1,166.1 316.7
Bellefonte, PA 6,325 31 490.1 474.3 15.8
Franklin, PA 6,081 112 1,841.8 1,644.5 197.3
Hollidaysburg, PA 5,763 35 607.3 295.0 312.3
Tyrone, PA 5,210 92 1,765.8 1,420.3 345.5
Gallitzin, PA 1,779 9 505.9 505.9 0.0
Bellwood, PA 1,735 11 634.0 576.4 57.6
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