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Oil City, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 2,786 total crimes reported in Oil City, Pennsylvania (186 of them violent). Of the 279 crimes that happen every year in Oil City, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Oil City, Pennsylvania 279 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 33 rapes, and greater than two thousand thefts (including 132 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Oil City, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Oil City has lessened by 102%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 200%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Oil City. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one hundred for Oil City, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Oil City, 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 cities like Oil City, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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