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Hanover, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 8,520 total crimes reported in Hanover, Pennsylvania (473 of them violent). Of the 852 crimes that occur a year in Hanover, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hanover, Pennsylvania every 10 hours. This includes 2 murders, 47 rapes, and nearly seven thousand thefts (including 298 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Hanover, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Hanover decreased by 10 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 29 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Hanover. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two thousand for Hanover, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Hanover, 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 cities like Hanover, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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