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Altoona, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Altoona, Pennsylvania. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Altoona compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Altoona, Pennsylvania, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 17,853 total crimes reported in Altoona, Pennsylvania (1,843 of them violent). Of the 1,785 crimes that happen every year in Altoona, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Altoona, Pennsylvania every 4 hours. This includes 16 murders, 224 rapes, and almost twelve thousand thefts (including 880 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Altoona, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Altoona has lessened by 45%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 17%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Altoona. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Altoona, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Altoona, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Altoona, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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