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Humboldt County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 39,364 total crimes reported in Humboldt County, California (3,197 of them violent). Of the 3,936 crimes that happen every year in Humboldt County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Humboldt County, California every 2 hours. This includes 32 murders, 386 rapes, and greater than twenty-seven thousand thefts (including 3,366 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Humboldt County, California for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Humboldt County has grown by 20%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 58%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Humboldt County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost five thousand for Humboldt County, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Humboldt County, California (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

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