Reported Annual Crime In Arcata

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArcata/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime769n/a (estimate)4,2592,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArcata/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a5.54.65.3
Rape7n/a38.837.241.7
Robbery20n/a110.8143.298.0
Assault36n/a199.4264.2248.9
Violent crime64n/a (estimate)354449383
Burglary107n/a592.7446.9430.4
Theft487n/a2,697.51,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft111n/a614.8425.9237.4
Property crime705n/a (estimate)3,9052,4972,362

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A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Arcata, CA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 45% higher than the average of crimes committed in California. It is also 55% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Arcata, CA shows a crime rate that is 21% lower than the California average. The crime rate is also 7% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Arcata, CA is shown to be 56% higher than the California average and 65% higher than the national average.
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The Arcata crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Arcata as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Arcata crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Arcata is 55% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.67 daily crimes that occur in Arcata.
  • Arcata is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Arcata you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Arcata has increased by 5%.

Compare Arcata, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Arcata (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Arcata, CA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for California and on a national scale. In Arcata, CA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.45 times more than the California average and 1.55 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Arcata, CA is 1.27 times less than the California average and 1.08 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Arcata, CA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.56 times more than the California average and 1.65 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Arcata (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in California and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Arcata, CA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Arcata, CA has been ranked safer than 26% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Arcata, CA is safer than 22% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Arcata, CA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Arcata, CA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Arcata

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Arcata is 1 in 283
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Arcata is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Arcata is 1 in 24
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Arcata, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Arcata, CA you have a 1 in 283 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Arcata, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In Arcata (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Arcata, CA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Arcata, CA has increased by 16%, while the property crime rate in Arcata, CA has increased by 4% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Arcata, CA has increased by 5% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Arcata police department

ItemArcataCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3651,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.63.3
There are a total of 36 Arcata police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.7% less than the California average and 36.4% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bayview CDP (Contra Costa County), CA1,7531749701,145
Cutten, CA2,9822031,1311,335
Blue Lake, CA1,1472041,1361,340
Bayview, CA2,5272521,4021,654
Pine Hills, CA3,4402561,4231,679
Humboldt Hill, CA3,7102851,5851,870
Trinidad, CA2093451,9212,266
Arcata, CA17,7753543,9054,259

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Albert Lea, MN17,775852,3632,448
Dumont, NJ17,78822488511
Central Point, OR17,7932652,5752,839
Maumelle, AR17,7952022,0192,221
Shafter, CA17,8012232,4532,676
Arcata, CA17,7753543,9054,259
Source: The Arcata, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.
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