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Lake County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 14,072 total crimes reported in Lake County, California (1,863 of them violent). Of the 1,407 crimes that occur a year in Lake County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lake County, California every 6 hours. This includes 24 murders, 128 rapes, and nearly eight thousand thefts (including 900 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Lake County, California for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Lake County increased by 58 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 73 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Lake County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than two thousand for Lake County, California in 2009.

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

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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