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York County, Pennsylvania Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 64,081 total crimes reported in York County, Pennsylvania (4,844 of them violent). Of the 6,408 crimes that transpire each year in York County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in York County, Pennsylvania 18 times each day. This includes 73 murders, 461 rapes, and close to fifty-one thousand thefts (including 3,036 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in York County, Pennsylvania for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in York County has climbed by 47 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 79 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in York County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over nine thousand for York County, Pennsylvania in 2009.

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

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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

  • In 1999-2008, york county crime data include data from Manchester, Dover, Conewago, Jackson, Paradise, and Franklin Townships, including the areas of North York and Dover Boroughs (Northern York Regional PD).
  • In 2001-2006, york county crime data include data from Mount Wolf, Manchester, and East Manchester Boroughs (Northeastern Regional Police Department).
  • In 2003-2006, york county crime data include data from Southern Regional.
  • In 2007-2008, crime data include information from Southern Regional York County.
The data reported for York 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.

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