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Plumas County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2003 and 2008 there were 2,567 total crimes reported in Plumas County, California (283 of them violent). Of the 513 crimes that occur a year in Plumas County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Plumas County, California every 17 hours. This includes 6 murders, 40 rapes, and more than one thousand thefts (including 26 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Plumas County, California (2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2004, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Plumas County, California for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Plumas County decreased by 36 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 63 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden decrease in crime over the last 5 years in Plumas County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four hundred for Plumas County, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Plumas County, California (2003, 2005-2008)

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 Plumas County, California (2003, 2005-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Plumas County, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2007, the FBI determined that the agency's data were overreported. Consequently, affected data are not included in these graphs.
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