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Anne Arundel County, Maryland Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 117,629 total crimes reported in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (17,931 of them violent). Of the 11,763 crimes that transpire each year in Anne Arundel County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Anne Arundel County, Maryland every 44 minutes. This includes 111 murders, 576 rapes, and close to eighty-one thousand thefts (including 8,745 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Anne Arundel County, Maryland for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Anne Arundel County has climbed by 88 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 83 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Anne Arundel County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over twenty-seven thousand for Anne Arundel County, Maryland in 2009.

Crime Trends in Anne Arundel 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 Anne Arundel 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.

Crime Data Information

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