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Worcester County, Maryland Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 18,088 total crimes reported in Worcester County, Maryland (2,538 of them violent). Of the 2,261 crimes that take place per year in Worcester County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Worcester County, Maryland every 3 hours. This includes 9 murders, 129 rapes, and at least thirteen thousand thefts (including 581 car thefts).

Total Crime in Worcester County, Maryland (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Worcester County, Maryland for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Worcester County has risen by 15%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 38%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 8 years in Worcester County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least two thousand for Worcester County, Maryland in 2009.

Crime Trends in Worcester County, Maryland (2001-2008)

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 Worcester County, Maryland (2001-2008)

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

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