Merced County, CA Arrest Records

Merced County, CA is among the safest counties in the USA with 2.02 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has higher total crime rate than Fresno, Riverside, Alameda, Sonoma, Stanislaus counties in California.
Merced County, CA property crime rate is 5.74 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 886 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that decreased by 7.23% compared to 2015.

Merced County, CA Crime Rate

Total arrests in Merced County in 2016 increased by 2.26% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 432 to 542 while non-violent crime decreased by 3.99% from 1,605 to 1,541.

5 Crimes In Merced County, CA in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 886
Burglary 601
Aggravated assault 489
Motor vehicle theft 54
Robbery 33

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Merced County increased by 25.46% from 2015 and increased by 18.08% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 459 to 542. In 2016 violent crime rate in Merced County was 57.01% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.202%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Merced County decreased by 3.99% from 2015 and decreased by 33.55% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 2,319 to 1,541. In 2016 property crime rate in Merced County was 79.82% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 0.574%.

How Merced stands up against other counties

Merced vs. Marin

You’ll be in more risk in Merced compared to Marin county that had 60.31% lower crime rate compared to Merced county according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.0670 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0153 in Marin county.
Larceny rates of 3.2977 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 2.1254 in Marin county.

Merced vs. Butte

You’ll be in more risk in Merced compared to Butte county that had 13.18% lower crime rate compared to Merced county according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 1.8201 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.5201 in Butte county.
Arson rates of 0.0298 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0000 in Butte county.

Names with the most arrests in Merced

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Merced, California, the most crimes, that's 35.94% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Merced County is 0.77% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 2.12 daily crimes that occur in Merced County.
  • Merced, CA is more violent than Marin.
  • In Merced County you have a 1 in 129 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Merced, CA have increased by 2.26%.

5 Latest Arrests and Mugshots from Merced, CA

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  • Arrest Date: 05-27-2020 06:24:00
  • Age: 31
  • Sex: Female
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 4"
  • Weight: 120
  • Hair: Blond
  • Eye: Green
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  • Summary: Police in the area of Merced, California arrested Tonilouise Victoria Parsons on May 27, 2020. Parsons is 31 years old, weighs 120 with blond hair and green eyes. She was charged with Shoplifting less than $950-Misd.  All criminal suspects including Tonilouise Victoria Parsons are innocent until proven guilty. More information on this incident is available from the following police agencies: Merced County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 05-26-2020 04:27:00
  • Age: 62
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Hispanic
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  • Height: 5' 6"
  • Weight: 153.0 lbs
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  • Place of Birth: California
  • Address: MERCED, CALIFORNIA
  • State: California
  • Total Bond: 20000
  • Booking Date: 2020-05-26 04:27:00
  • Location: MERCED COUNTY SHERIFF'S MAIN JAIL
  • Summary: 62-year-old Freddie Uranga Martinez, arrested May 26, 2020 in Merced, California for SPOUSE ABUSE. SPOUSE ABUSE is a MISDEMEANOR offense, but everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Further information about Martinez’s status may be obtained from the following: Merced County Law Enforcement.
  • Aliases: LITTLE, MICHAEL EDWARD
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  • Arrest Date: 05-26-2020 02:30:00
  • Age: 32
  • Sex: Male
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  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 225.0 lbs
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  • Place of Birth: California
  • Address: MERCED, CALIFORNIA
  • State: California
  • Total Bond: 410000
  • Booking Date: 2020-05-26 02:30:00
  • Location: MERCED COUNTY SHERIFF'S MAIN JAIL
  • Summary: Michael Edward darnell Little was arrested on May 26, 2020. He is 32 years old, 6' 2" tall, weighs 225.0 lbs. Little is charged with ATTEMPTED BURGLARY RESIDENTIAL, STALKING AND THREATENING BODILY INJURY, VIOLATION OF COURT ORDER by police near Merced, California. ATTEMPTED BURGLARY RESIDENTIAL, STALKING AND THREATENING BODILY INJURY, VIOLATION OF COURT ORDER is a FELONY offense and bond was set at unknown as individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. To learn more about this incident including upcoming court dates, you may contact the following: Merced County Law Enforcement.
  • Aliases: GONZALEZ, ELIESAR OCHOA, ELEAZAR OCHOA
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  • Arrest Date: 05-26-2020 12:30:00
  • Age: 46
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Hispanic
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  • Height: 5' 8"
  • Weight: 190.0 lbs
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  • Place of Birth: California
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  • Total Bond: 20000
  • Booking Date: 2020-05-26 00:30:00
  • Location: MERCED COUNTY SHERIFF'S MAIN JAIL
  • Summary: 46-year-old Eleazar Ochoa Gonzalez was arrested in Merced, California for SPOUSE ABUSE on May 26, 2020.He is 5' 8" tall, weighs 190.0 lbs. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Merced County Law Enforcement and others with information about this arrest and related court dates can be contacted for updated information on this arrest.
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  • Arrest Date: 05-25-2020 07:02:00
  • Age: 57
  • Sex: Male
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  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: 156.0 lbs
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  • Place of Birth: California
  • Address: HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA
  • State: California
  • Total Bond: 5616
  • Booking Date: 2020-05-25 19:02:00
  • Location: MERCED COUNTY SHERIFF'S MAIN JAIL
  • Summary: Merced County Law Enforcement arrested 57-year-old Timmy David Ledesma on May 25, 2020. The charge against Ledesma is DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE BLOOD ALCOHOL OVER .08, DUI ALCOHOL, a MISDEMEANOR. He weighs 156.0 lbs  Ledesma and all others arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. To get more information about this arrest, contact one of the local police agencies below: Merced County Law Enforcement.