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Caroline County, Maryland Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 6,140 total crimes reported in Caroline County, Maryland (752 of them violent). Of the 768 crimes that take place per year in Caroline County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Caroline County, Maryland every 11 hours. This includes 1 murder, 38 rapes, and just about four thousand thefts (including 286 car thefts).

Total Crime in Caroline County, Maryland (2001-2008)

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

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Caroline County, Maryland for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Caroline County has risen by 50%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 30%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 8 years in Caroline County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least one thousand for Caroline County, Maryland in 2009.

Crime Trends in Caroline County, Maryland (2001-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Caroline County, Maryland (2001-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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