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Sacramento County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 477,444 total crimes reported in Sacramento County, California (64,938 of them violent). Of the 47,744 crimes that transpire each year in Sacramento County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sacramento County, California every 11 minutes. This includes 712 murders, 3,099 rapes, and close to three hundred and fifteen thousand thefts (including 73,346 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Sacramento County, California for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Sacramento County has climbed by 49 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 65 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Sacramento County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to seventy-two thousand for Sacramento County, California in 2009.

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

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Sacramento County, California (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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