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Klamath County, Oregon Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 11,290 total crimes reported in Klamath County, Oregon (1,099 of them violent). Of the 1,129 crimes that take place per year in Klamath County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Klamath County, Oregon every 7 hours. This includes 10 murders, 149 rapes, and just about eight thousand thefts (including 852 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Klamath County, Oregon for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Klamath County has risen by 40%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 24%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Klamath County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least one thousand for Klamath County, Oregon in 2009.

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

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 Klamath County, Oregon (1999-2008)

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

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