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Wicomico County, Maryland Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 33,684 total crimes reported in Wicomico County, Maryland (5,995 of them violent). Of the 3,368 crimes that transpire each year in Wicomico County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Wicomico County, Maryland every 2 hours. This includes 26 murders, 253 rapes, and close to twenty-one thousand thefts (including 1,388 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Wicomico County, Maryland for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Wicomico County has climbed by 48 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 55 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Wicomico County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over five thousand for Wicomico County, Maryland in 2009.

Crime Trends in Wicomico 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 Wicomico 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

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