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Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 38,622 total crimes reported in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (3,969 of them violent). Of the 3,862 crimes that occur a year in Westmoreland County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania every 2 hours. This includes 37 murders, 235 rapes, and nearly twenty-nine thousand thefts (including 1,934 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Westmoreland County increased by 41 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 48 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Westmoreland County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly five thousand for Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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