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El Dorado County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 24,134 total crimes reported in El Dorado County, California (3,434 of them violent). Of the 2,413 crimes that occur a year in El Dorado County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in El Dorado County, California every 3 hours. This includes 27 murders, 259 rapes, and nearly fourteen thousand thefts (including 1,111 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in El Dorado County, California for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in El Dorado County increased by 73 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 78 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in El Dorado County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than four thousand for El Dorado County, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in El Dorado 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 El Dorado County, California (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

El Dorado County, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for El Dorado 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.