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Somerset County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 4,548 total crimes reported in Somerset County, Pennsylvania (398 of them violent). Of the 455 crimes that happen every year in Somerset County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Somerset County, Pennsylvania every 19 hours. This includes 3 murders, 27 rapes, and almost four thousand thefts (including 211 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Somerset County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Somerset County has grown by 44%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 64%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Somerset County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than five hundred for Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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