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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,540 total crimes reported in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania (95 of them violent). Of the 220 crimes that take place per year in Elizabethtown, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 220 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 20 rapes, and at least one thousand thefts (including 38 car thefts).

Total Crime in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania (1999-2000, 2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2001, 2002 or 2003, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania for 7 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Elizabethtown has risen by 20%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 27%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 7 years in Elizabethtown. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred for Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania (1999-2000, 2004-2008)

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 cities like Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania (1999-2000, 2004-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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