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Josephine County, Oregon Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 22,496 total crimes reported in Josephine County, Oregon (749 of them violent). Of the 2,250 crimes that occur a year in Josephine County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Josephine County, Oregon every 3 hours. This includes 13 murders, 117 rapes, and more than eighteen thousand thefts (including 1,827 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Josephine County, Oregon for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Josephine County decreased by 5 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 5 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Josephine County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly three thousand for Josephine County, Oregon in 2009.

Crime Trends in Josephine County, Oregon (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 Josephine County, Oregon (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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