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Bedford County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,510 total crimes reported in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (163 of them violent). Of the 151 crimes that transpire each year in Bedford County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Bedford County, Pennsylvania 151 times a year. This includes 3 murders, 16 rapes, and over one thousand thefts (including 83 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Bedford County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Bedford County has climbed by 67 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 83 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Bedford County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over two hundred for Bedford County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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