Crime in California
In 2008 there were 1,265,920 crimes reported in California, including 2,142 murders, 8,903 rapes and 1,080,747 property crimes. In 2004, the California Board of Corrections reported 1,279,758 bookings, or administrative records of those arrested, in jails throughout California.
In 2014, 1,697 people were victims of homicides. 30% of homicides were gang-related, 28% were due to an unspecified argument, 9% were domestic, and 7% were robbery related. The rest were unknown.
|Number of crimes per 100,000 persons in 2004 (crime rates)|
|Violent crime rates||Property crime rates||Total||Rank|
|Population||Violent crime||Homicide||Rape||Robbery||Serious assault||Property crime||Burglary||Larceny||Motor vehicle theft|
In 2010, Los Angeles reported 293 homicides. 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).
In 2008, California had 509 state and local law enforcement agencies. Those agencies employed a total of 126,538 staff. Of the total staff, 79,431 were sworn officers (defined as those with general arrest powers).
In 2008, California had 217 police officers per 100,000 residents.
Capital punishment laws
- Who got killed and why in California
- "US Census Bureau, median household income by state 2004". Archived from the original on 2006-06-28. Retrieved 2006-07-01.
- 2010 California offenses known to law enforcement FBI. Retrieved August 10, 2012
- Crime Rates
- U.S. Department of Justice, Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008, p.15