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Harford County, Maryland Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 35,171 total crimes reported in Harford County, Maryland (4,681 of them violent). Of the 3,517 crimes that occur a year in Harford County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Harford County, Maryland every 2 hours. This includes 30 murders, 246 rapes, and nearly twenty-five thousand thefts (including 2,093 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Harford County, Maryland for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Harford County increased by 75 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 78 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Harford County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than six thousand for Harford County, Maryland in 2009.

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

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 Harford County, Maryland (1999-2008)

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.

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Crime Data Information

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