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Baltimore County, Maryland Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 160,032 total crimes reported in Baltimore County, Maryland (27,652 of them violent). Of the 32,006 crimes that occur a year in Baltimore County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Baltimore County, Maryland every 16 minutes. This includes 168 murders, 809 rapes, and more than one hundred and seven thousand thefts (including 15,584 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Baltimore County, Maryland (2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Baltimore County, Maryland for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Baltimore County decreased by 3 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 25 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 5 years in Baltimore County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to thirty-two thousand for Baltimore County, Maryland in 2009.

Crime Trends in Baltimore County, Maryland (2004-2008)

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 Baltimore County, Maryland (2004-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

Baltimore County, Maryland Crime Statistics

Crime Data Information

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