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Wilkes-Barre Crime Rate Report (Pennsylvania)

Wilkes-Barre crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 12 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Wilkes-Barre for 2014 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Wilkes-Barre in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 7.05% and the city property crime rate in Wilkes-Barre was higher than the national property crime rate average but only by 4.93%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Wilkes-Barre was higher than the violent crime rate in Pennsylvania by 18.78% and the city property crime rate in Wilkes-Barre was higher than the property crime rate in Pennsylvania by 38.49%.

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Property and Violent Crime
Wilkes-Barre Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Wilkes-Barre Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Wilkes-Barre Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault63
Arson3
Burglary271
Forcible Rape30
Larceny and Theft869
Motor Vehicle Theft103
Murder and Manslaughter3
Robbery76
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)1,440
Property Crime1,246
Violent Crime172
2014 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault75
Arson0
Burglary278
Forcible Rape17
Larceny and Theft958
Motor Vehicle Theft78
Murder and Manslaughter4
Robbery104
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)1,505
Property Crime1,311
Violent Crime200

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Wilkes-Barre Property Crime

Wilkes-Barre Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Wilkes-Barre Crime 2012

Wilkes-Barre Crime 2014

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Wilkes-Barre Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Wilkes-Barre Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Wilkes-Barre crime report data for 2014 was projected from 12 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2012.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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