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Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 147,332 total crimes reported in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (12,696 of them violent). Of the 14,733 crimes that occur a year in Montgomery County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania every 35 minutes. This includes 106 murders, 899 rapes, and nearly one hundred and fifteen thousand thefts (including 10,145 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Montgomery County increased by 10 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 20 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Montgomery County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than fifteen thousand for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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