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Lassen County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 4,591 total crimes reported in Lassen County, California (769 of them violent). Of the 459 crimes that happen every year in Lassen County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lassen County, California every 19 hours. This includes 6 murders, 88 rapes, and almost three thousand thefts (including 111 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Lassen County, California for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Lassen County has grown by 44%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 67%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Lassen County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost seven hundred for Lassen County, California in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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