Lehigh Valley

Serious crime declines in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police Uniform Crime Report statistics say crimes of homicide, aggravated assault, rape, burglary and theft dropped just under 1 percent from 2016.

Specifically, the crimes dropped to 3,872 from 3,907. These crimes topped 6,200 in the city ten years ago, according to a news release from the city. 

The city says the decrease was highlighted by a 32 percent decrease in nonfatal gun assaults and a 5 percent decline in armed robberies. 

“We are working hard every day to cut down on the incidence of crime in the city,” said
Chief Glen Dorney in the city's news release. 

DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links may be removed by the moderator.

This Week's Circulars

Lehigh Valley News

Latest From The Newsroom