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Shasta County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 47,787 total crimes reported in Shasta County, California (6,552 of them violent). Of the 4,779 crimes that take place per year in Shasta County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Shasta County, California 14 times per day. This includes 43 murders, 948 rapes, and at least thirty thousand thefts (including 4,045 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Shasta County, California for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Shasta County has risen by 43%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 69%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Shasta County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about seven thousand for Shasta County, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Shasta County, 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

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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