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Criminal statistics for the state of Pennsylvania

Total Crime - In 2006, Pennsylvania had a Total Crime Index of 2877.4 incidents per 100,000 individuals. This figure was up 1% from the previous year, 2005. The Total Crime Index was up 1.2% since 2002, but down 23% since 1980 Pennsylvania's Total Crime Index has been slowly dropping during the past 25 years.
Violent Crime - Pennsylvania had a Violent Crime Index of 434.9 reported incidents per 100,000 people in 2006. This number was up 2.2% from 2005. The Violent Crime Index was up 35.6% since 1984, but down 9.5% since 1996. Pennsylvania's Violent Crime Index has been steadily rising during the past 25 years.
Property Crime - Pennsylvania's 2006 Property Crime Index was 2443.5 reported incidents per one hundred thousand people. This figure was up 0.8% from the prior year. The Property Crime Index was up 0.5% since 2003, but down 27.6% since 1980. Pennsylvania's Property Crime Index has been steadily declining during the past 25 years.
Murder Rate - The 2006 Pennsylvania Murder Rate was 5.9 reported incidents per one hundred thousand individuals. This figure was down 3.3% from the previous year in 2005. The Murder Rate was up 31.1% since 1984, but down 13.3% since 1980. Pennsylvania's Murder Rate has changed slightly during the past 25 years, growing slightly.
Forced Rape - In 2006, Pennsylvania's Forcible Rape Index was 27.3 reported incidents per 100,000 people. This figure was down 5.6% from the previous year, 2005. The Forcible Rape Index was up 32.5% since 1982, but down 10% since 2002. Pennsylvania's Forcible Rape Index has been steadily increasing during the past twenty five years.
Robbery - The Robbery Index in 2006 for Pennsylvania was 168.6 incidents per 100,000 individuals. This figure was up 8.8% from the previous year in 2005. The Robbery Index was up 22% since 1988, but down 13.1% since 1991. Pennsylvania's Robbery Index has changed slightly during the past 25 years, declining slightly.
Aggravated Assault - Pennsylvania's Aggravated Assault Index in 2006 was 237.6 reported incidents per 100,000 people. This figure was up 0.9% from the previous year, 2005. The Aggravated Assault Index was up 64.4% since 1984, but down 8.8% since 1996. Pennsylvania's Aggravated Assault Index has drastically increased during the past 25 years.
Burglary - In 2006, Pennsylvania had a Burglary Index of 463.2 incidents per hundred thousand individuals. This figure was up 2.3% from the previous year, 2005. The Burglary Index was up 6.2% since 2003, but down 55.4% since 1980. Pennsylvania's Burglary Index has significantly been on the decline in the past 25 years.
Larceny Theft - The 2006 Larceny Theft Index of Pennsylvania was 1742.9 incidents per 100,000 people. This figure was up 0.6% from the previous year, 2005. The Larceny Theft Index was up 6.2% since 1985, but down 16.3% since 1996. Pennsylvania's Larceny Theft Index has changed slightly during the past 25 years, declining slightly.
Motor Vehicle Theft - The Motor Vehicle Theft Index in 2006 for Pennsylvania was 237.4 reported incidents per 100,000 people. This figure was up 0.6% from the previous year, 2005. The Motor Vehicle Theft Index was down 10.9% since 2002 and down from a 25 year high in 1990, down 53.1%. Pennsylvania's Motor Vehicle Theft Index has been declining during the past 25 years.