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Tehama County, California Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 15,219 total crimes reported in Tehama County, California (3,046 of them violent). Of the 1,522 crimes that transpire each year in Tehama County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Tehama County, California every 5 hours. This includes 16 murders, 135 rapes, and over eight thousand thefts (including 777 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Tehama County, California for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Tehama County has climbed by 54 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 54 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Tehama County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over two thousand for Tehama County, California in 2009.

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

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Tehama 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 2004, because of changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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