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Imperial County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 54,509 total crimes reported in Imperial County, California (5,955 of them violent). Of the 5,451 crimes that take place per year in Imperial County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Imperial County, California 15 times per day. This includes 32 murders, 228 rapes, and at least thirty-two thousand thefts (including 7,985 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Imperial County, California for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Imperial County has risen by 31%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 23%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Imperial County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least seven thousand for Imperial County, California in 2009.

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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