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Plains, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 2,415 total crimes reported in Plains, Pennsylvania (300 of them violent). Of the 302 crimes that transpire each year in Plains, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Plains, Pennsylvania 302 times a year. This includes 4 murders, 20 rapes, and close to two thousand thefts (including 149 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Plains, Pennsylvania (1999-2000, 2002-2004, 2006-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2001 or 2005, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Plains, Pennsylvania for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Plains has diminished by 76 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 63 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 8 years in Plains. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred for Plains, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends Plains, Pennsylvania (1999-2000, 2002-2004, 2006-2008)

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 cities like Plains, Pennsylvania (1999-2000, 2002-2004, 2006-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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