Some local representatives of the criminal justice system agree that Bedford County is a safe place to live, but addiction, mental health struggles and a lack of resources are issues that need addressed to ensure that safety can be maintained in the future.

The Uniform Crime Reporting program offers a general overview of crime statistics for law enforcement entities, from borough to state police. Incident numbers are recorded for a variety of offenses, including murder, rape, assaults, thefts, arson, and human trafficking.

Contact Heather Koontz at hkoontz@bedfordgazette.com; 814-623-1151, ext. 150.

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