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Kings County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 34,528 total crimes reported in Kings County, California (3,956 of them violent). Of the 3,453 crimes that occur a year in Kings County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Kings County, California every 2 hours. This includes 36 murders, 287 rapes, and nearly twenty-four thousand thefts (including 3,224 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Kings County, California for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Kings County increased by 31 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 51 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Kings County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than four thousand for Kings County, California in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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