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Fresno County, California Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Fresno County, California. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Fresno County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Fresno County, California, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 424,270 total crimes reported in Fresno County, California (47,582 of them violent). Of the 42,427 crimes that take place per year in Fresno County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Fresno County, California every 12 minutes. This includes 558 murders, 2,164 rapes, and just about three hundred and four thousand thefts (including 70,498 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Fresno County, California for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Fresno County has risen by 14%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 10%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Fresno County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about forty-five thousand for Fresno County, California in 2009.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

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