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.
Assault rates of 1.8201 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.1765 in Marin 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 0.0038 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.
Robbery rates of 0.1228 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.1234 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 36.12% 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%.

Names in Merced County