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Allegany County, Maryland Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 16,645 total crimes reported in Allegany County, Maryland (2,005 of them violent). Of the 1,665 crimes that transpire each year in Allegany County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Allegany County, Maryland every 5 hours. This includes 5 murders, 160 rapes, and over eleven thousand thefts (including 481 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Allegany County, Maryland for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Allegany County has climbed by 20 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 9 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Allegany County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to two thousand for Allegany County, Maryland in 2009.

Crime Trends in Allegany County, Maryland (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 Allegany County, Maryland (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

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