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Mercer County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 15,867 total crimes reported in Mercer County, Pennsylvania (1,297 of them violent). Of the 1,587 crimes that transpire each year in Mercer County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Mercer County, Pennsylvania every 5 hours. This includes 9 murders, 96 rapes, and over twelve thousand thefts (including 671 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Mercer County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Mercer County has climbed by 51 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 67 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Mercer County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over two thousand for Mercer County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

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 Mercer County, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Mercer County, Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. RecordsPedia would like to note the following information related to Mercer County:

  • In 2004-2005, 2007-2008, mercer county crime data include data from Southwest Mercer County Regional PD.
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