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Cecil County, Maryland Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 18,604 total crimes reported in Cecil County, Maryland (2,049 of them violent). Of the 1,860 crimes that take place per year in Cecil County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Cecil County, Maryland every 4 hours. This includes 11 murders, 69 rapes, and just about thirteen thousand thefts (including 1,310 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Cecil County, Maryland for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Cecil County has risen by 74%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 78%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Cecil County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least three thousand for Cecil County, Maryland in 2009.

Crime Trends in Cecil County, Maryland (1999-2008)

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 Cecil County, Maryland (1999-2008)

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

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

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