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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 49,223 total crimes reported in Northampton County, Pennsylvania (4,638 of them violent). Of the 4,922 crimes that happen every year in Northampton County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Northampton County, Pennsylvania 14 times every day. This includes 47 murders, 417 rapes, and almost thirty-eight thousand thefts (including 2,773 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Northampton County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Northampton County has grown by 36%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 19%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Northampton County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost six thousand for Northampton County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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