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Franklin County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 12,418 total crimes reported in Franklin County, Pennsylvania (2,305 of them violent). Of the 1,242 crimes that occur a year in Franklin County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Franklin County, Pennsylvania every 7 hours. This includes 7 murders, 113 rapes, and nearly nine thousand thefts (including 498 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Franklin County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Franklin County increased by 15 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 211 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Franklin County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than one thousand for Franklin County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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