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Cambria County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 19,595 total crimes reported in Cambria County, Pennsylvania (2,221 of them violent). Of the 1,960 crimes that transpire each year in Cambria County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Cambria County, Pennsylvania every 4 hours. This includes 29 murders, 120 rapes, and over thirteen thousand thefts (including 920 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Cambria County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Cambria County has climbed by 46 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 38 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Cambria County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to three thousand for Cambria County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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