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Crime in Pennsylvania

This article refers to crime in the state of Pennsylvania.

State statistics

In 2008 there were 351,814 crimes reported in Pennsylvania, including 701 murders.[1]


In 2008, Pennsylvania had 1,117 State and local law enforcement agencies.[2] Those agencies employed a total of 33,670 staff.[3] Of the total staff, 27,413 were sworn officers (defined as those with general arrest powers).[4]

Police ratio

In 2008, Pennsylvania had 218 police officers per 100,000 residents.[5]

Capital punishment laws

Capital punishment is applied in Pennsylvania.[6]

See also