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Fayette County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 11,780 total crimes reported in Fayette County, Pennsylvania (989 of them violent). Of the 1,178 crimes that occur a year in Fayette County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Fayette County, Pennsylvania every 7 hours. This includes 6 murders, 80 rapes, and nearly nine thousand thefts (including 763 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Fayette County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Fayette County increased by 89 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 94 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Fayette County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two thousand for Fayette County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Fayette County, 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 counties like Fayette County, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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