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Prince George's County, Maryland Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 305,334 total crimes reported in Prince George's County, Maryland (43,532 of them violent). Of the 30,533 crimes that transpire each year in Prince George's County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Prince George's County, Maryland every 17 minutes. This includes 718 murders, 1,485 rapes, and over two hundred and twenty thousand thefts (including 75,485 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Prince George's County, Maryland for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Prince George's County has climbed by 93 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 96 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Prince George's County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to seventy-one thousand for Prince George's County, Maryland in 2009.

Crime Trends in Prince George's County, Maryland (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Prince George's County, Maryland (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Prince George's County, Maryland law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2006, because of changes in the state/local agency's reporting practices, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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