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Gettysburg Pennsylvania Population information, Crime Statistics, and History

Gettysburg is a borough in the county of Adams in Pennsylvania, which is in the United States. It was the site of the battlefield from the 1st of July to the 3rd of July in 1863. The most significant battles of the American Civil War took place in Gettysburg. It was one of the most deadly battles, and it was the closest that the South came to winning the fight. During the battle, around 50,000 people were either killed or wounded.

After the battle was over, the town was left with thousands of injured and killed soldiers with no major hospitals or infirmaries. A fun fact about Gettysburg is that it was where Abraham Lincoln gave his most celebrated speech on November 19, 1863.

Gettysburg Pennsylvania Population demographics

The estimated population in Gettysburg is 7,633 according to the US census estimates in 2017. It is the 110th largest city in Pennsylvania with a population density of 4594.52 people per square kilometer. The average median age of the population in Gettysburg is 22.9 years. The average age of males is 23.1 years and females is 22.1 years. There are 92.3 males for every 100 women in Gettysburg. The annual growth rate of the population in Gettysburg has increased from 7,608 in 2010 to 7,633 in 2017 at the rate of 0.50%. The average per capita income of people in Gettysburg is $54,362.

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Gettysburg Pennsylvania Crime and Arrest Statistics

With an average of 18 crimes per one thousand residents, Gettysburg is not among the cities with the highest crime rates. In Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the crimes that people are most likely to get convicted for are Larceny-Theft, Property Crimes or Violent Crimes.

Here are the crime statistics in detail, from Gettysburg:

1. Aggravated Assault
The attempt to injure another person with clear intention and no value for human life increased in Gettysburg by from 15 in 2007 to 26 in 2016.

2. Burglary
It is an unlawful act where one steals from another with an intent to gain monetary rewards. The crime rate has decreased in since 2007 from 33 to 14 in 2016.
3. Forcible Rape
In Gettysburg, the crime rate of forcible rape has increased in 2016, from 3 in 2007 to 4. It is a 90% increase.

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4. Larceny-theft
The act of unlawfully possessing an asset that belongs to another person is larceny-theft. In Gettysburg, the crime rate has decreased from 134 to 90 in 2007 and 2016 respectively.

5. Property crimes
It is an unlawful act of obtaining money, property or an asset through force, aggression or threats. The crime rate of Property crime in Gettysburg has decreased by 98% since 2007. From 14 to 1 in 2016.

6. Motor Vehicle Theft

The crime rate has decreased by in Gettysburg, from 6 in 2007 to 2 in 2016.

7. Sex Offenders
There were 54 registered sex offenders in Gettysburg, according to the research done by city-data as of December 13, 2018. The ratio of the number of residents to the number of sex offenders in this city is 142 to 1.

The number of reported crimes in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is shown for comparison purposes, and each offense is displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people.
The statistics show that the overall crime rate in Gettysburg is 14% higher than the Pennsylvania Average which is 18% lower than the national average. Regarding the rate of violent crime in Gettysburg, the rate is 53% higher than the Pennsylvania average, and the rate of property crimes in Gettysburg is 7% higher than the Pennsylvania Average.

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