Crime in Pennsylvania

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In 2008 there were 351,353 crimes reported in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, including 707 murders.[1] In 2014 there were 287,180 crimes reported, including 614 murders.[1]


In 2008, Pennsylvania had 1,117 State and local law enforcement agencies.[2] Those agencies employed a total of 33,670 staff.[2] Of the total staff, 27,413 were sworn officers (defined as those with general arrest powers).[2]

Police ratio[edit]

In 2008, Pennsylvania had 218 police officers per 100,000 residents.[2]

Capital punishment laws[edit]

Capital punishment is applied in Pennsylvania.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Effgen, Christopher. "Pennsylvania Crime Rates 1960 - 2015".
  2. ^ a b c d "U.S. Department of Justice, Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2009, p.15" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  3. ^ "Facts about capital punishment - the death penalty".