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Somerset, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2007 and 2008 there were 413 total crimes reported in Somerset, Pennsylvania (40 of them violent). Of the 207 crimes that happen every year in Somerset, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Somerset, Pennsylvania 207 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 5 rapes, and greater than three hundred thefts (including 10 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Somerset, Pennsylvania (2007-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 or 2006, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Somerset, Pennsylvania for 2 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Somerset has grown by 33%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 57%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 2 years in Somerset. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than three hundred for Somerset, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Somerset, Pennsylvania (2007-2008)

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 Somerset, Pennsylvania (2007-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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