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Erie County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 56,188 total crimes reported in Erie County, Pennsylvania (6,376 of them violent). Of the 5,619 crimes that happen every year in Erie County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Erie County, Pennsylvania 16 times every day. This includes 57 murders, 812 rapes, and almost thirty-nine thousand thefts (including 2,630 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Erie County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Erie County has grown by 2%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 34%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Erie County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to five thousand for Erie County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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