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Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Allegheny County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 344,778 total crimes reported in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (51,226 of them violent). Of the 34,478 crimes that occur a year in Allegheny County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania every 15 minutes. This includes 745 murders, 2,136 rapes, and more than two hundred and thirty-seven thousand thefts (including 33,781 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Allegheny County increased by 7 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 32 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Allegheny County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than thirty-six thousand for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Allegheny County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.