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Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,993 total crimes reported in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania (253 of them violent). Of the 249 crimes that transpire each year in Jefferson County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania 249 times a year. This includes 4 murders, 34 rapes, and close to two thousand thefts (including 61 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Jefferson County has climbed by 87 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 97 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 8 years in Jefferson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to four hundred for Jefferson County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania (2001-2008)

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 counties like Jefferson County, Pennsylvania (2001-2008)

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

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