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Butte County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 61,440 total crimes reported in Butte County, California (6,080 of them violent). Of the 6,144 crimes that occur a year in Butte County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Butte County, California 17 times a day. This includes 58 murders, 754 rapes, and more than thirty-eight thousand thefts (including 6,069 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Butte County, California for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Butte County increased by 38 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 60 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Butte County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than eight thousand for Butte County, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Butte County, 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

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Butte County, California (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Butte County, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Butte County 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.