Crime in Erie county


Analysis Categories

What does this measure?

Drug, Property, and Violent crime and sub-categorization, since 2015.

Why is this important?

Crime affects quality of life for those who directly experience and witness it, sometimes resulting in long-lasting trauma. Indirectly, it also affects the lives of others in the community, as well housing stability and a community's perceived attractiveness as a place to live, work and do business.

How is Erie County doing?

Among the crime categories notable trends appear in Property crime which is decreasing since 2015, whereas Drug Possession has shown a steady increase in that time. Violent, Alcohol, and Other crime all follow a seasonal increase in charges, with Summer months being more active.

About this Data

Data from the PA Uniform Crime Reporting System (UCRS), as of 2019.