The ValuePenguin team analyzed data for 227 communities in Pennsylvania with populations of at least 10,000 people to determine the safest communities.
Final crimes ranged from 132 to over 7,900, so it is important that people research a community before they move there. Four out of the top five are part of the Philadelphia metro area. All of the communities had incomes above the state’s median household income; however, some of the places were significantly more affluent than Pennsylvania as a whole.
Although we adjusted for population in our crime rankings, it is still difficult to compare a small town to a large city. To account for this fact, we separated the safest cities into three categories: towns with populations between 10,000 and 20,000, midsize cities with populations of 20,000 and 30,000, and larger cities with populations greater than 30,000.