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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,084 total crimes reported in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (185 of them violent). Of the 261 crimes that occur a year in Mechanicsburg, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 261 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 13 rapes, and nearly two thousand thefts (including 55 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Mechanicsburg, 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

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Mechanicsburg decreased by 8 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 63 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 8 years in Mechanicsburg. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly three hundred for Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (2001-2008)

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 Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (2001-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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