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Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 20,960 total crimes reported in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania (2,535 of them violent). Of the 2,096 crimes that occur a year in Lebanon County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania every 4 hours. This includes 10 murders, 176 rapes, and more than fifteen thousand thefts (including 949 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Lebanon County increased by 56 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 25 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Lebanon County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly three thousand for Lebanon County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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