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Pottsville, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 2,859 total crimes reported in Pottsville, Pennsylvania (383 of them violent). Of the 357 crimes that transpire each year in Pottsville, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Pottsville, Pennsylvania 357 times a year. This includes 5 murders, 31 rapes, and over two thousand thefts (including 181 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Pottsville, Pennsylvania (1999-2003, 2005-2006, 2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2004 or 2007, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Pottsville, Pennsylvania for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Pottsville has diminished by 36 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 5 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 Pottsville. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three hundred for Pottsville, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends Pottsville, Pennsylvania (1999-2003, 2005-2006, 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 Pottsville, Pennsylvania (1999-2003, 2005-2006, 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

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