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Placer County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 71,492 total crimes reported in Placer County, California (5,530 of them violent). Of the 7,149 crimes that occur a year in Placer County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Placer County, California 20 times a day. This includes 32 murders, 457 rapes, and nearly fifty-two thousand thefts (including 6,758 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Placer County, California for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Placer County increased by 58 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 57 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Placer County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly eleven thousand for Placer County, California in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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