Crime in California


Crime in California
West's Annotated California Codes: Penal

Crime in California refers to the statistics and history of crime in the American state of California

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Statistics

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]

Number of Crimes per 100,000 persons (Crime Rates)[2]
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

History

This section explains the history of crime in the American state of California.

Capital Punishment laws

Old gas chamber for death row inmates in California

The death penalty (also known as capital punishment) is legal in the American state of California.[3]

Notable criminals and cases

See also

Gallery


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