At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in Pennsylvania with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in Pennsylvania with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.


2016 Pennsylvania Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Forks Township
    • Population 15,334, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Forks Township is a township in Northampton County.
  2. East Marlborough Township
    • Population 7,302, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: East Marlborough Township is home to a number of Penn Oak trees (trees that were in existence during William Penn’s time.)
  3. Clarks Summit
    • Population 6,506, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: The oldest standing house is the former Snook family house, built in 1837 and located on West Grove St. in Clarks Summit
  4. Ohio Township
    • Population 6,162, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Ohio Township is a township of the Second Class in Allegheny County.
  5. Wright Township
    • Population 5,645, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Wright Township is a township in Luzerne County.
  6. Millcreek Township, Lebanon County
    • Population 5,557, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Millcreek Township’s motto is “The Sky is the Limit.”
  7. Turtle Creek
    • Population 5,290, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: The 1960s harmony-pop vocal group the Vogues originated in Turtle Creek.
  8. Paint Township
    • Population 5,156, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Townships Police Department officially disbanded in 2016.
  9. Lower Salford Township
    • Population 15,438, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Most people of Lower Salford Township spoke primarily Pennsylvania Dutch up until the mid-1900s.
  10. Lower Frederick Township
    • Population 4,908, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Lower Frederick Township is a township in Montgomery County.

2016 Pennsylvania Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Duquesne
    • Population 5,509, Burglaries 108
    • Town trivia: Duquesne is home to the largest blast furnace in the world, “Dorothy Six.” Bob Dylan even has a song dedicated to it, “Duquesne Whistle.”
  2. McKees Rocks
    • Population 6,032, Burglaries 100
    • Town trivia: The oldest human bones in eastern North America have been discovered in McKees Rocks.
  3. Homestead
    • Population 3,125, Burglaries 40
    • Town trivia: Homestead is known for the “Homestead Strike” of 1892, where there was a industrial lockout and strike, a dispute between labor workers and private security agents.
  4. Butler
    • Population 13,275, Burglaries 165
    • Town trivia: Butler is home to the Connoquenessing Creek, which was ranked the second most polluted waterway in the U.S. in 2000.
  5. New Castle
    • Population 22,414, Burglaries 264
    • Town trivia: New Castle is known to be the fireworks capital of the world.
  6. Rochester
    • Population 3,569, Burglaries 38
    • Town trivia: The film “Wonder Boys” was shot in Rochester.
  7. Corry
    • Population 6,421, Burglaries 68
    • Town trivia: Due to a misspelling, the town was named “Corry” instead of Cory.
  8. Sharon
    • Population 13,585, Burglaries 128
    • Town trivia: Local legend says that the community of Sharon received its name from a settler who likened the location of the Plain of Sharon in Israel from reading about it in the Bible.
  9. Darby
    • Population 10,697, Burglaries 100
    • Town trivia: Darby is home to the second-oldest free library in the country.
  10. Rosslyn Farms
    • Population 428, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: Rosslyn Farms was developed by William Parrish

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