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Mercersburg, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 113 total crimes reported in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania (19 of them violent). Of the 28 crimes that transpire each year in Mercersburg, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 28 times a year.

Total Crime in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania (2001, 2006-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 or 2005, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania for 4 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Mercersburg has diminished by 567 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 800 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 4 years in Mercersburg. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to thirty for Mercersburg, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania (2001, 2006-2008)

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 cities like Mercersburg, Pennsylvania (2001, 2006-2008)

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

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