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Scotts Valley, California Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Scotts Valley, California. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Scotts Valley compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Scotts Valley, California, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 3,378 total crimes reported in Scotts Valley, California (209 of them violent). Of the 338 crimes that take place per year in Scotts Valley, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Scotts Valley, California 338 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 21 rapes, and just about three thousand thefts (including 106 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Scotts Valley, California for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Scotts Valley has been reduced by 19%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 180%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Scotts Valley. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three hundred for Scotts Valley, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Scotts Valley, California (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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Crime Data Information

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