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Hazleton, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 3,164 total crimes reported in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (260 of them violent). Of the 527 crimes that transpire each year in Hazleton, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hazleton, Pennsylvania every 16 hours. This includes 2 murders, 29 rapes, and over two thousand thefts (including 320 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (1999-2003, 2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2004, 2005, 2006 or 2007, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Hazleton, Pennsylvania for 6 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Hazleton has climbed by 70 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 87 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 6 years in Hazleton. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to two thousand for Hazleton, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (1999-2003, 2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Hazleton, Pennsylvania (1999-2003, 2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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