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Bristol, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 18,031 total crimes reported in Bristol, Pennsylvania (1,493 of them violent). Of the 1,803 crimes that happen every year in Bristol, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Bristol, Pennsylvania every 4 hours. This includes 11 murders, 90 rapes, and greater than fourteen thousand thefts (including 1,924 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Bristol, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Bristol has grown by 83%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 69%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Bristol. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost four thousand for Bristol, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Bristol, 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 Bristol, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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