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Bucks County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 99,733 total crimes reported in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (7,195 of them violent). Of the 9,973 crimes that happen every year in Bucks County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Bucks County, Pennsylvania every 52 minutes. This includes 63 murders, 616 rapes, and greater than seventy-nine thousand thefts (including 7,945 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Bucks County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Bucks County has grown by 41%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 54%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Bucks County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost thirteen thousand for Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Bucks County, 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 counties like Bucks County, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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