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Yolo County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 61,026 total crimes reported in Yolo County, California (8,190 of them violent). Of the 6,103 crimes that occur a year in Yolo County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Yolo County, California 17 times a day. This includes 41 murders, 613 rapes, and nearly thirty-nine thousand thefts (including 7,633 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Yolo County, California for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Yolo County increased by 29 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 83 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Yolo County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than seven thousand for Yolo County, California in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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