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Monterey County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 132,357 total crimes reported in Monterey County, California (19,205 of them violent). Of the 13,236 crimes that take place per year in Monterey County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Monterey County, California every 39 minutes. This includes 235 murders, 1,083 rapes, and at least ninety thousand thefts (including 15,479 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Monterey County, California for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Monterey County has risen by 22%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 8%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Monterey County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least sixteen thousand for Monterey County, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Monterey 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 Monterey 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

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