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Monroe County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 20,674 total crimes reported in Monroe County, Pennsylvania (1,554 of them violent). Of the 2,067 crimes that happen every year in Monroe County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Monroe County, Pennsylvania every 4 hours. This includes 18 murders, 209 rapes, and greater than fifteen thousand thefts (including 1,075 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Monroe County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Monroe County has grown by 75%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 64%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Monroe County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost three thousand for Monroe County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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