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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 31,052 total crimes reported in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania (3,242 of them violent). Of the 3,105 crimes that happen every year in Lackawanna County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania every 2 hours. This includes 19 murders, 350 rapes, and greater than twenty-two thousand thefts (including 1,916 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Lackawanna County has grown by 96%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 99%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Lackawanna County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than five thousand for Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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