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San Benito County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 13,449 total crimes reported in San Benito County, California (2,193 of them violent). Of the 1,345 crimes that take place per year in San Benito County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in San Benito County, California every 6 hours. This includes 23 murders, 123 rapes, and at least eight thousand thefts (including 1,131 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in San Benito County, California for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in San Benito County has risen by 15%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 13%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in San Benito County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about two thousand for San Benito County, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in San Benito 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 San Benito County, California (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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