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Columbia, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 3,070 total crimes reported in Columbia, Pennsylvania (383 of them violent). Of the 307 crimes that occur a year in Columbia, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Columbia, Pennsylvania 307 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 33 rapes, and more than two thousand thefts (including 252 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Columbia, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Columbia decreased by 9 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 30 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Columbia. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than three hundred for Columbia, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Columbia, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Columbia, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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