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Tulare County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 163,255 total crimes reported in Tulare County, California (20,935 of them violent). Of the 16,326 crimes that happen every year in Tulare County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Tulare County, California every 32 minutes. This includes 279 murders, 997 rapes, and greater than one hundred and three thousand thefts (including 18,012 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Tulare County, California for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Tulare County has grown by 43%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 35%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Tulare County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than twenty-two thousand for Tulare County, California in 2009.

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

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

Tulare County, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2004, because of changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
  • In 2005-2008, the motor vehicle thefts for this county are collected by the Tulare County Highway Patrol.
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