Merced County Criminal and Public Records

Below you will find information and resources for Merced County public records. This includes arrest records, criminal data, judicial records, court & vital records.


Merced County is one of 53 counties in the state of California that we have criminal records data for. With a population of 1,511,056, it is the 24th most populous county in California. We’ve compiled a list of free public records resources as well as some interesting criminal stats. If you’re looking for records about a specific person in Merced County, try our Public Records Search.

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Crime in Merced County

2015 is the latest year we have criminal statistics for Merced County. In that year, there were 1,224 major violent crimes and 5,849 major property crimes. Keep in mind that on top of those crimes, there were also minor crimes not included in our stats.

On a per capita basis, Merced County ranked 177th for violent crimes and 233rd for property crimes.

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Merced County Crime Rate Information


Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 1020 1224
Murder 14 17
Rape 34 57
Agg. Assault 763 920
Robbery 209 230
Property Crimes 5117 5849
Burglary 1254 1244
Larceny 3242 3508
Vehicle Thefts 621 1097
Arson 51 103

Rape in Merced County, CA

Year Rape
2006 45
2008 54
2009 52
2010 50
2011 39
2012 39
2013 63
2014 34
2015 57

Murder in Merced County, CA

Year Murder
2006 16
2008 16
2009 12
2010 14
2011 12
2012 15
2013 10
2014 14
2015 17

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