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West Hazleton, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2007 and 2008 there were 234 total crimes reported in West Hazleton, Pennsylvania (15 of them violent). Of the 117 crimes that happen every year in West Hazleton, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in West Hazleton, Pennsylvania 117 times a year.

Total Crime in West Hazleton, 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 West Hazleton, Pennsylvania for 2 years. During that time frame, reported crime in West Hazleton has grown by 54%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 33%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 2 years in West Hazleton. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than two hundred for West Hazleton, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in West Hazleton, 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 West Hazleton, Pennsylvania (2007-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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