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Washington County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 18,411 total crimes reported in Washington County, Pennsylvania (1,643 of them violent). Of the 1,841 crimes that happen every year in Washington County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Washington County, Pennsylvania every 4 hours. This includes 10 murders, 130 rapes, and greater than fourteen thousand thefts (including 865 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Washington County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Washington County has grown by 91%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 97%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Washington County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost four thousand for Washington County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

Washington County, Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. RecordsPedia would like to note the following information related to Washington County:

  • In 2006-2008, washington county crime data include data from Long Branch and Speers (Southwestern Regional PD).
  • In 2008, washington county crime data include data from Roscoe, Elco, Stockdale, and Allenport (Resa Regional PD).
The data reported for Washington 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.