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State of California

Capital Sacramento
Largest city Los Angeles
Largest metro Greater Los Angeles Area
Area Ranked 3rd
Population Ranked 1st
Admission to Union 1850
Abbreviations CA, Calif.

Crime in California

As reported In 2013, number and rate of crime rate in california dropped for all categories including violent crimes as well as property offenses. In fact between 2012 and 2013 crime rate dropped 6.5% making it the lowest level since 1967. Homicide rate had increased in 2012 by over 4% but in 2013 it dropped by 8% to 4.6 per 100,000. But observing the data since 2008 all violent crime dropped by double digit percentage except for the increase in 2012. Property crimes dropped by over 9% since 2008, this includes the over 17% decline in motor vehicle related crimes. But the highest drop in crime rates belongs to arson it dropped over 32% since 2008. Likewise the arrest rates have dropped between 2012 and 2013 it dropped 3.3% however most of this drops is due to juvenile arrest drop which is over 18% the adult drop is just about 1.7%. Felony arrests were 2.4% higher in 2013 whereas misdemeanor arrest were lower by 5.8%. Violent arrests dropped by 4.4% and property related arrest dropped by 3.6% but arrests related to drug offenses increased over 12%. Juvenile homicide arrests were 13% higher in 2013 whereas adult homicide arrests decreased by 15%. Almost 70% of felony arrests were convicted. Between 2012 and 2013 data for probation we would notice over 5% increase.

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