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Pennsylvania retail theft offenses decreased over past five years

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December 14, 2018

Pennsylvania retail theft offenses are at a five-year low, having decreased 15 percent since 2013.  

The infographic highlights retail theft data from 2013 to 2017 including the statewide number of retail theft offenses by month, the top 10 counties with the highest number of retail theft offenses and statewide defendant demographics.

A high-resolution file of the graphic is available for download at www.pacourts.us under Media Resources. County numbers included at end of release.

Pennsylvania retail theft offenses decreased over past five years

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Media contact:    Kimberly Bathgate, 717-231-3331

 

Editor’s Note: County-by-county retail theft data including cases, offense counts by county below.

Statewide number of offenses filed from 1/1/2013 through 12/31/2017 for Title 18 - Sections 3929, 3929.1, 3929.2, and 3929.3, as recorded in the Magisterial District Judge System (MDJS) and Common Pleas Case Management System (CPCMS); Grouped by County and Section

County / Section

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Total

Percentage of Total

Adams

88

134

104

55

78

459

0.19%

3929

88

134

104

55

78

459

0.19%

Allegheny

5851

7266

7623

6770

5615

33125

13.61%

3929

5847

7263

7571

6727

5566

32974

13.55%

3929.1

1

1

3

1

 

6

0.00%

3929.2

3

2

5

1

7

18

0.01%

3929.3

 

 

44

41

42

127

0.05%

Armstrong

131

185

170

114

126

726

0.30%

3929

126

185

170

114

126

721

0.30%

3929.1

5

 

 

 

 

5

0.00%

Beaver

786

841

1097

812

880

4416

1.82%

3929

786

841

1088

812

878

4405

1.81%

3929.1

 

 

 

 

1

1

0.00%

3929.3

 

 

9

 

1

10

0.00%

Bedford

67

66

105

67

56

361

0.15%

3929

67

66

105

67

56

361

0.15%

Berks

1854

1809

1506

1202

1103

7474

3.07%

3929

1849

1748

1501

1201

1099

7398

3.04%

3929.1

 

31

1

 

 

32

0.01%

3929.2

2

28

2

1

1

34

0.01%

3929.3

3

2

2

 

3

10

0.00%

Blair

717

699

803

584

599

3402

1.40%

3929

716

699

803

584

599

3401

1.40%

3929.2

1

 

 

 

 

1

0.00%

Bradford

117

143

176

191

218

845

0.35%

3929

117

143

176

191

218

845

0.35%

Bucks

2210

2258

2465

2331

1885

11149

4.58%

3929

2205

2252

2456

2312

1885

11110

4.57%

3929.1

 

 

2

2

 

4

0.00%

3929.2

1

4

1

6

 

12

0.00%

3929.3

4

2

6

11

 

23

0.01%

Butler

767

985

1108

931

853

4644

1.91%

3929

738

964

1081

929

853

4565

1.88%

3929.2

1

 

 

 

 

1

0.00%

3929.3

28

21

27

2

 

78

0.03%

Cambria

743

880

760

598

595

3576

1.47%

3929

743

880

760

598

595

3576

1.47%

Cameron

5

4

3

14

9

35

0.01%

3929

5

4

3

14

9

35

0.01%

Carbon

239

175

224

195

208

1041

0.43%

3929

239

175

224

195

208

1041

0.43%

Centre

428

331

331

226

264

1580

0.65%

3929

418

331

331

226

264

1570

0.65%

3929.3

10

 

 

 

 

10

0.00%

Chester

1344

1875

1572

1739

1332

7862

3.23%

3929

1331

1871

1570

1736

1319

7827

3.22%

3929.1

 

 

 

1

1

2

0.00%

3929.2

13

 

2

2

10

27

0.01%

3929.3

 

4

 

 

2

6

0.00%

Clarion

156

125

215

67

50

613

0.25%

3929

156

125

215

67

50

613

0.25%

Clearfield

355

274

272

228

273

1402

0.58%

3929

355

273

270

228

273

1399

0.57%

3929.1

 

1

 

 

 

1

0.00%

3929.3

 

 

2

 

 

2

0.00%

Clinton

129

160

142

121

83

635

0.26%

3929

129

160

142

121

83

635

0.26%

Columbia

145

241

210

155

196

947

0.39%

3929

145

241

210

155

196

947

0.39%

Crawford

229

229

171

138

125

892

0.37%

3929

229

229

171

138

125

892

0.37%

Cumberland

1166

1367

1125

1195

1019

5872

2.41%

3929

1166

1367

1123

1195

1019

5870

2.41%

3929.1

 

 

1

 

 

1

0.00%

3929.3

 

 

1

 

 

1

0.00%

Dauphin

1346

1564

1279

1093

1344

6626

2.72%

3929

1346

1555

1278

1085

1341

6605

2.71%

3929.1

 

 

 

1

 

1

0.00%

3929.2

 

1

1

6

3

11

0.00%

3929.3

 

8

 

1

 

9

0.00%

Delaware

2250

2112

2017

1904

1791

10074

4.14%

3929

2246

2103

1996

1898

1767

10010

4.11%

3929.1

2

 

 

 

 

2

0.00%

3929.2

1

1

12

6

24

44

0.02%

3929.3

1

8

9

 

 

18

0.01%

Elk

200

147

44

84

159

634

0.26%

3929

200

147

44

84

159

634

0.26%

Erie

1274

1647

2080

1560

1438

7999

3.29%

3929

1273

1647

2080

1560

1436

7996

3.29%

3929.1

 

 

 

 

2

2

0.00%

3929.2

1

 

 

 

 

1

0.00%

Fayette

763

507

487

417

593

2767

1.14%

3929

763

507

487

417

593

2767

1.14%

Forest

2

3

 

1

1

7

0.00%

3929

2

3

 

1

1

7

0.00%

Franklin

633

913

651

566

491

3254

1.34%

3929

632

912

650

565

491

3250

1.34%

3929.1

1

 

1

1

 

3

0.00%

3929.2

 

1

 

 

 

1

0.00%

Fulton

21

6

13

16

10

66

0.03%

3929

21

6

13

16

10

66

0.03%

Greene

51

49

100

56

35

291

0.12%

3929

51

49

100

56

35

291

0.12%

Huntingdon

85

117

92

63

45

402

0.17%

3929

85

117

92

63

45

402

0.17%

Indiana

370

413

351

427

256

1817

0.75%

3929

370

413

351

427

256

1817

0.75%

Jefferson

207

76

89

50

129

551

0.23%

3929

207

76

89

50

128

550

0.23%

3929.1

 

 

 

 

1

1

0.00%

Juniata

11

7

6

10

11

45

0.02%

3929

11

7

6

10

11

45

0.02%

Lackawanna

685

772

754

705

602

3518

1.45%

3929

685

772

754

705

601

3517

1.45%

3929.2

 

 

 

 

1

1

0.00%

Lancaster

1823

1756

1590

1602

1668

8439

3.47%

3929

1823

1756

1586

1594

1660

8419

3.46%

3929.1

 

 

 

1

 

1

0.00%

3929.2

 

 

4

 

 

4

0.00%

3929.3

 

 

 

7

8

15

0.01%

Lawrence

453

525

417

266

273

1934

0.79%

3929

453

525

417

266

273

1934

0.79%

Lebanon

506

696

577

462

470

2711

1.11%

3929

506

696

571

462

470

2705

1.11%

3929.3

 

 

6

 

 

6

0.00%

Lehigh

1836

1673

1506

1373

1297

7685

3.16%

3929

1832

1669

1506

1372

1297

7676

3.15%

3929.1

 

 

 

1

 

1

0.00%

3929.3

4

4

 

 

 

8

0.00%

Luzerne

1551

1533

1439

1264

1130

6917

2.84%

3929

1550

1533

1439

1264

1130

6916

2.84%

3929.1

1

 

 

 

 

1

0.00%

Lycoming

499

503

381

370

393

2146

0.88%

3929

499

503

381

369

393

2145

0.88%

3929.3

 

 

 

1

 

1

0.00%

McKean

79

102

82

111

142

516

0.21%

3929

79

102

82

111

142

516

0.21%

Mercer

838

611

466

518

665

3098

1.27%

3929

837

598

466

518

665

3084

1.27%

3929.2

1

 

 

 

 

1

0.00%

3929.3

 

13

 

 

 

13

0.01%

Mifflin

113

117

150

140

77

597

0.25%

3929

113

117

150

140

77

597

0.25%

Monroe

1047

955

1109

723

922

4756

1.95%

3929

1041

952

1109

723

921

4746

1.95%

3929.2

 

 

 

 

1

1

0.00%

3929.3

6

3

 

 

 

9

0.00%

Montgomery

3308

3713

4223

3379

2755

17378

7.14%

3929

3196

3648

4118

3309

2727

16998

6.99%

3929.1

1

 

 

 

 

1

0.00%

3929.2

110

56

86

63

26

341

0.14%

3929.3

1

9

19

7

2

38

0.02%

Montour

10

25

15

42

18

110

0.05%

3929

10

25

15

42

18

110

0.05%

Northampton

813

782

644

719

609

3567

1.47%

3929

807

782

643

719

609

3560

1.46%

3929.1

1

 

 

 

 

1

0.00%

3929.2

 

 

1

 

 

1

0.00%

3929.3

5

 

 

 

 

5

0.00%

Northumberland

204

313

222

304

173

1216

0.50%

3929

204

313

222

304

173

1216

0.50%

Perry

30

20

35

23

22

130

0.05%

3929

30

20

35

19

22

126

0.05%

3929.2

 

 

 

4

 

4

0.00%

Philadelphia

5340

4957

4716

4532

4051

23596

9.70%

3929

5334

4957

4683

4518

4030

23522

9.67%

3929.1

 

 

 

 

1

1

0.00%

3929.2

3

 

6

7

2

18

0.01%

3929.3

3

 

27

7

18

55

0.02%

Pike

120

166

133

71

68

558

0.23%

3929

120

166

133

71

68

558

0.23%

Potter

9

5

1

7

15

37

0.02%

3929

9

5

1

7

15

37

0.02%

Schuylkill

450

513

477

492

591

2523

1.04%

3929

450

513

477

488

591

2519

1.04%

3929.1

 

 

 

4

 

4

0.00%

Snyder

166

328

249

259

190

1192

0.49%

3929

166

328

249

259

190

1192

0.49%

Somerset

135

137

231

233

104

840

0.35%

3929

135

137

231

193

104

800

0.33%

3929.3

 

 

 

40

 

40

0.02%

Sullivan

 

 

 

2

1

3

0.00%

3929

 

 

 

2

1

3

0.00%

Susquehanna

25

37

40

31

31

164

0.07%

3929

25

37

40

31

31

164

0.07%

Tioga

128

68

115

125

64

500

0.21%

3929

128

68

115

125

64

500

0.21%

Union

144

185

218

130

204

881

0.36%

3929

144

185

218

130

204

881

0.36%

Venango

172

149

143

126

132

722

0.30%

3929

172

149

143

126

132

722

0.30%

Warren

152

69

305

168

103

797

0.33%

3929

152

69

305

164

103

793

0.33%

3929.1

 

 

 

1

 

1

0.00%

3929.3

 

 

 

3

 

3

0.00%

Washington

657

828

904

859

734

3982

1.64%

3929

657

827

904

859

733

3980

1.64%

3929.1

 

 

 

 

1

1

0.00%

3929.2

 

1

 

 

 

1

0.00%

Wayne

92

109

116

99

67

483

0.20%

3929

92

109

116

98

67

482

0.20%

3929.2

 

 

 

1

 

1

0.00%

Westmoreland

1570

1814

1481

1457

1302

7624

3.13%

3929

1563

1814

1481

1457

1300

7615

3.13%

3929.1

7

 

 

 

 

7

0.00%

3929.2

 

 

 

 

2

2

0.00%

Wyoming

105

71

99

101

50

426

0.18%

3929

105

71

99

101

50

426

0.18%

York

1712

1733

2054

1806

1365

8670

3.56%

3929

1702

1733

2053

1697

1354

8539

3.51%

3929.3

10

 

1

109

11

131

0.05%

Grand Total

49512

52873

52283

46479

42158

243305

100.00%

 

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