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Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 10,765 total crimes reported in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (1,633 of them violent). Of the 1,077 crimes that transpire each year in Northumberland County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania every 8 hours. This includes 9 murders, 162 rapes, and close to eight thousand thefts (including 419 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Northumberland County has climbed by 22 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 1 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Northumberland County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over one thousand for Northumberland County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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