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Wilkes Barre Township, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Population data are not available for Wilkes Barre Township, Pennsylvania, so we can't show you how Wilkes Barre Township ranks against other similar areas at this time. However, you can find crime statistics for other cities in Luzerne County, the State of Pennsylvania, or you can look through the available public records resources by clicking the menu tab above.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 3,976 total crimes reported in Wilkes Barre Township, Pennsylvania (132 of them violent). Of the 497 crimes that occur a year in Wilkes Barre Township, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Wilkes Barre Township, Pennsylvania every 17 hours.

Total Crime in Wilkes Barre Township, Pennsylvania (2001-2008)

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

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Wilkes Barre Township, Pennsylvania for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Wilkes Barre Township increased by 48 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 325 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in Wilkes Barre Township. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than seven hundred for Wilkes Barre Township, Pennsylvania in 2009.

Crime Trends in Wilkes Barre Township, Pennsylvania (2001-2008)

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 Data Information

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