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Frederick County, Maryland Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 34,313 total crimes reported in Frederick County, Maryland (6,749 of them violent). Of the 3,431 crimes that take place per year in Frederick County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Frederick County, Maryland every 2 hours. This includes 31 murders, 256 rapes, and at least twenty-two thousand thefts (including 1,592 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Frederick County, Maryland for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Frederick County has risen by 42%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 28%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Frederick County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about five thousand for Frederick County, Maryland in 2009.

Crime Trends in Frederick 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 Frederick 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

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