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Beaver County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 21,133 total crimes reported in Beaver County, Pennsylvania (2,894 of them violent). Of the 2,113 crimes that take place per year in Beaver County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Beaver County, Pennsylvania every 4 hours. This includes 36 murders, 132 rapes, and at least fifteen thousand thefts (including 1,225 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Beaver County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Beaver County has risen by 72%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 53%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Beaver County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about four thousand for Beaver County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Beaver County, Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Beaver 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.

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