This page contains crime numbers for Dorchester County, Maryland. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Dorchester County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Dorchester County, Maryland, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 1999 and 2008 there were 10,849 total crimes reported in Dorchester County, Maryland (1,481 of them violent). Of the 1,085 crimes that happen every year in Dorchester County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Dorchester County, Maryland every 8 hours. This includes 17 murders, 67 rapes, and greater than seven thousand thefts (including 483 auto thefts).
Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Dorchester County, Maryland for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Dorchester County has grown by 39%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 11%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Dorchester County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than one thousand for Dorchester County, Maryland in 2009.
Crime Data Information
Dorchester County, Maryland law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Dorchester 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.