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Megan's Law Unit
1800 Elmerton Ave
Harrisburg, PA   17110-9758

p (717) 783-4363     f (717) 705-8839

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1800 Elmerton Ave
Harrisburg, PA   17110-9758

p (717) 783-5494     f (717) 772-3681

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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Bureau of Inmate Services
PO Box 598
Camp Hill, PA   17001-0598

p (717) 730-2721     f (717) 731-7159

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The Guide to Pennsylvania Court Records
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Pennsylvania Crime Stats

Pennsylvania Criminal Records Statistics

Pennsylvania Criminal Records Statistics

Recorded crime total for 2006: 275,000

Number of crimes per capita: 3359.52

Most "dangerous" Pennsylvania city: Seven Springs

Crime Threat Level: 3

Other states with a crime threat level of 3:
California - Hawaii - Iowa - Montana - Nebraska - Utah - Wyoming

Pennsylvania Criminal Activity Breakdown

Pennsylvania Criminal Activity Breakdown

Murders: 649
Rapes: 2,413
Robberies: 18,997
Assaults: 23,520
Property Crime: 164,837

Pennsylvania exceeds the national average in:
Murder, Robbery

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Tips on pennsylvania Background Searches

Pennsylvania criminal records are available to US armed forces recruiting agencies, Pennsylvania Civil Service Commission, and the Governor’s Office of Budget and Administration at no charge. Other individuals and noncriminal justice agencies are required to submit a nominal payment of $10 to obtain criminal history records.

As outline in the Pennsylvania Code Chapter 195 (Pennsylvania criminal records) complete criminal histories include the full name and aliases of the person who was charged and a clear statement of the offense. The sentencing, fingerprinting and other case related information may be included.

People who wish to view their own criminal history report can obtain a Request for Review of Criminal History Record Information from the Pennsylvania State Police. If no record is found, the request results in a certified form that confirms that there is no criminal history recorded for that individual. Under the Public Services section of the Pennsylvania State police website, there are links to sex offender searches, amber alerts, and crime statistics as well.

On the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections website, you can find crime related data under the Office of Planning, Research, Statistics and Reentry. This office is involved in correctional planning, collecting and analyzing data, and resolving research related issues.