Crime in California

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This article refers to crime in the American state of California.

State statistics[edit]

In 2008 there were 1,265,920 crimes reported in California including 2,142 murders, 8,903 rapes and 1,080,747 property crimes [1] In 2004, the California Board of Corrections reported 1,279,758 bookings, or administrative records of those arrested, in jails throughout California.[2]

Number of Crimes per 100,000 persons (Crime Rates)[3]
Violent Crime Rates Property Crime Rates Total Rank
Population Violent Crime Homicide Rape Robbery Serious Assault Property Crime Burglary Larceny Motor vehicle theft
35,893,799 551.8 6.7 26.8 172.1 346.3 3,419.0 685.1 2,030.1 703.8 11,970.8 26
Year Population Index Violent Property Murder Forcible rape Robbery Aggravated
assault
Burglary Larceny
Theft
Vehicle
Theft
1960 15,717,204 546,069 37,558 508,511 616 2,859 18,796 18,796
1970 19,953,134 1,264,854 94,741 1,170,113 1,376 7,005 45,083 45,083
1980 23,532,680 1,264,854 210,290 1,633,042 3,411 13,693 102,766 102,766
1990 29,760,021 1,965,237 311,051 1,654,186 3,553 12,688 182,602 182,602
2000 33,871,648 1,266,714 210,531 1,056,183 2,079 9,785 60,249 138,418
2008 36,756,666 1,265,920 185,173 1,080,747 2,142 8,903 69,385 104,743 237,835 650,385 192,572

By location[edit]

Los Angeles[edit]

Main article: Crime in Los Angeles

In 2010, Los Angeles reported 293 homicides.[4] The 2010 number corresponds to a rate of 7.6 per 100,000 population. Murders in Los Angeles have decreased since the peak year of 1993, when the homicide rate was 21.1 (per 100,000 population).[5]

Policing[edit]

In 2008, California had 509 State and local law enforcement agencies.[6] Those agencies employed a total of 126,538 staff.[6] Of the total staff, 79,431 were sworn officers (defined as those with general arrest powers).[6]

Police ratio[edit]

In 2008, California had 217 police officers per 100,000 residents.[6]

Capital Punishment laws[edit]

The death penalty (also known as capital punishment) is applied in California.[7]

See also[edit]

General:

References[edit]