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Arcata, California Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Arcata, California. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Arcata compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Arcata, California, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 7,735 total crimes reported in Arcata, California (421 of them violent). Of the 774 crimes that occur a year in Arcata, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Arcata, California every 11 hours. This includes 3 murders, 39 rapes, and nearly six thousand thefts (including 431 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Arcata, California for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Arcata decreased by 38 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 9 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Arcata. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to seven hundred for Arcata, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Arcata, California (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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Crime Data Information

Arcata, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Arcata conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.