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Merced County, CA | Crime Rates

Merced is a county located in CA, and has a population of 90,215. This region is policed by MERCED COUNTY.

Merced County has an overall crime rate of 3,701 per 100,000 residents. This is moderately safer than the rest of the United States, but still about average. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Merced County is 1 in 27 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Merced County for the previous 2 years was 3,530 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Merced County has been increasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) Merced USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 3,701 4,506
Murder Rate 2.1 6
Robbery Rate 45 148
Rape Rate 24 30
Assault Rate 1,059 644
Burglary Rate 850 726
Forced Entry Rate 542 417
Larceny Rate 1,705 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 16 362

Policing Statistics

Merced USA
Overall Clearance 24% 28%
Homicide Clearance 100% 56%
Assault Clearance 59% 52%
Rape Clearance 58% 38%
Robbery Clearance 40% 23%
Burglary Clearance 11% 12%
Larceny Clearance 7% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 50% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 240 sex offender(s) in Merced County. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 266 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Merced County. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for California see

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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