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Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 63,880 total crimes reported in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (8,914 of them violent). Of the 6,388 crimes that take place per year in Dauphin County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 18 times per day. This includes 109 murders, 607 rapes, and at least forty-five thousand thefts (including 3,470 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Dauphin County has risen by 21%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 35%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Dauphin County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about eight thousand for Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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