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Total crime 56%
Violent crime 7%
Property crime 67%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArcata/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime729n/a (estimate)4,0342,8282,580
Murder1n/a5.54.45.0
Rape15n/a83.039.242.6
Robbery14n/a77.5137.386.2
Assault34n/a188.1266.5246.8
Violent crime64n/a (estimate)354447381
Burglary89n/a492.4416.2376.0
Theft512n/a2,833.01,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft64n/a354.1392.4228.9
Property crime665n/a (estimate)3,6802,3802,200

Key findings

  • Arcata crime rates are 56% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Arcata are 7% lower than the national average
  • In Arcata you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Arcata is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Arcata has decreased by 5%

Arcata crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Arcata crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Arcata (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Arcata, CA per 100,000 people. In Arcata, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.43 times more than the California average and 1.56 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Arcata is 1.26 times less than the California average and 1.07 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Arcata has a daily crime rate that is 1.55 times more than the California average and 1.67 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Arcata (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Arcata safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Arcata is safer than 25% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Arcata is safer than 21% 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. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Arcata 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 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Arcata is 1 in 25
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Arcata? 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 28 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Arcata.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Arcata, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Arcata has not changed, while the property crime rate in Arcata has decreased by 6% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Arcata has decreased 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
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% 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), CA1,7531749251,098
      Cutten, CA2,9822031,0781,281
      Blue Lake, CA1,1472031,0831,286
      Bayview, CA2,5272511,3361,587
      Pine Hills, CA3,4402551,3571,611
      Humboldt Hill, CA3,7102841,5111,795
      Trinidad, CA2093441,8312,175
      Arcata, CA17,7753543,6804,034

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Albert Lea, MN17,7751472,6392,787
      Dumont, NJ17,78828275303
      Central Point, OR17,7931902,5112,701
      Maumelle, AR17,7952561,7762,032
      Shafter, CA17,8012202,7222,942
      Arcata, CA17,7753543,6804,034
      Source: The Arcata, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.