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Alameda County, California Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Alameda County, California. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Alameda County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Alameda County, California, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 698,546 total crimes reported in Alameda County, California (100,976 of them violent). Of the 69,855 crimes that occur a year in Alameda County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Alameda County, California every 7 minutes. This includes 1,285 murders, 4,982 rapes, and nearly four hundred and eighty-three thousand thefts (including 137,225 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Alameda County, California for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Alameda County increased by 1 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 25 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Alameda County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than seventy-four thousand for Alameda County, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Alameda County, California (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Alameda County, California (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Alameda County, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Alameda County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.