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Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 16,865 total crimes reported in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (1,740 of them violent). Of the 1,687 crimes that happen every year in Schuylkill County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania every 5 hours. This includes 14 murders, 88 rapes, and almost thirteen thousand thefts (including 773 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Schuylkill County has grown by 41%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 68%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Schuylkill County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost three thousand for Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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