Listed below are publications on criminal statistics available from the Attorney General's Office.
Select General Publications for a list of other department publications.
Crime in California
2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 This publication contains the most comprehensive set of data on California crimes, arrests, and criminal justice actions. Crime in California contains information on crimes, arrests, adult felony arrest dispositions, adult corrections, criminal justice expenditures and personnel, citizens' complaints against peace officers, and domestic violence.
Crime in California - Advance Release
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 This publication provides information about crimes, arrests, felony arrest dispositions, and juvenile justice actions. The report also compares crime and arrest rates for the periods 2007 and 2008 and from 1989 to 2008.
Homicide in California
2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 This report contains information about the crime of homicide and its victims, demographic data on persons arrested for homicide, and information about the response of the criminal justice system. Information about the death penalty, the number of peace officers killed in the line of duty, and justifiable homicide is also included in this report.
Hate Crime in California 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 This is an annual report regarding crimes motivated by the victim's race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability as reported by law enforcement agencies.
January through December
2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 This report compares preliminary crime counts for January through June, January through September, and January through December with final counts for the same period in the prior year for California law enforcement jurisdictions serving populations of 100,000 or more. The 82 jurisdictions that met this criterion account for approximately 65 percent of the crimes reported in the state annually.
Juvenile Justice in California
2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 This annual report is organized to provide the reader with factual information about the personal and social characteristics of delinquents. The report contains specific information on juvenile population, race/ethnic groups, gender, numbers of arrests, referrals to probation departments, petitions, juvenile court dispositions, sustained offenses, and race/ethnic group representation.
Anti-Reproductive-Rights Crimes in California
2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 Senate Bill 780, effective January 1, 2002, enacted two new laws: the California Freedom of Access to Clinic and Church Entrances (or California FACE) Act, and the Reproductive Rights Law Enforcement Act. It also mandated this annual report to the Legislature to include information such as the number of crime events, types of offenses, level of offense, weapons, location of the crime, race/ethnicity, gender, and age of victims and suspects.
Concealable Firearms Charges in California
2003 | FY 2003 | FY 2001/2002 | FY 2000/2001 | 2000 Provides data on individuals charged with committing a crime under California Penal Code sections 12025 and 12031. The data, submitted by the county district attorneys, include analyses and tables displaying the following elements: The offender's race/ethnicity, gender, and age, county, firearms offense, level of offense (misdemeanor or felony), and additional offenses charged.
Reproductive Rights Law Enforcement Act - Plan 2003, pdf
This special report to the Legislature was generated in response to Senate Bill 780 which requested the Attorney General develop a plan to prevent, apprehend, prosecute, and report anti-reproductive-rights crimes. This report contains 16 recommended strategies to address anti-reproductive-rights crimes in California.
CJSC Outlook: Death in Custody, California, pdf This report provides a brief overview of the facts regarding deaths in custody in California from 1994 through 2003, with a more detailed analysis for 2003. Areas discussed include: numbers of deaths in custody; a comparison of deaths in custody to those in the general public; differences between racial/ethnic groups; locations where the death occurred; causes of death; and a comparison between people arrested and those who died in custody.
CJSC Outlook: Crime in Urban and Rural California, pdf Examines annual crime rates for urban and rural areas in California for the years 1987 through 1996.
Crimes Committed Against Homeless Persons 2002, pdf This report was generated in response to Senate Resolution 18 which requested the Attorney General to assess the extent of crimes against the homeless, to develop plans to address the problem, and to determine if hate crimes are occurring in the homeless community. Results of the study indicated that crime in general is very prevalent in the homeless community however, there is not sufficient evidence to support the expansion of the definition of hate crime to include the homeless.
Felons and Others Arrested for Firearms Possession, pdf This report was generated in response to Senate Bill 1608 (2000) which requested the Attorney General study and report to the Legislature if Penal Code sections 12021 and 12021.1 are effective deterrents to owning or possessing firearms by convicted felons, narcotics addicts, and those prohibited as an express condition of probation. Results of the study indicated there was a decrease in every category of arrest, court disposition, and conviction from 1998 to 2000, except where there were previous convictions for serious or violent felonies.
Drug Arrests in California, 1990-1999, pdf This report contains information regarding arrrests for the commission of drug offenses as defined by California statute. It is divided into two general categories: felonies and misdemeanors.
Crime in California - Questions 2001, pdf Crime in California is a report that answers several key questions, such as, how much crime is there, what are the short- and long-term trends, who are the victims and perpetrators, how does the criminal justice system work, and what are the costs of crime. This report is written in a "quick reference" style that relies heavily on charts. A flowchart of the "sequence of events" in the criminal justice system is very informative.
Crime in California and the United States, 1988-1998, pdf This report presents crime data for California from 1988 to 1998 and compares these data against crime data for the United States less California, and crime data for the six other states with populations over 10 million (Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas).
Why Did the Crime Rate Decrease Through 1999?, pdf Crime, driven by an epidemic of crack cocaine use and handgun toting by young people, peaked in the early 1990's. This publication reviews the reasons which experts have offered for the subsequent decline in crime through 1999 and suggests circumstances that would cause crime to increase in 2000 and beyond.
Report on Juvenile Felony Arrests in California, 1998, pdf This report contains information about members of the at risk juvenile population (aged 10-17) who have been arrested for felony offenses. The purpose of this report is to provide accurate and complete information by organizing and displaying data about juvenile felony arrests and adult felony arrests. Data by county and by cities with population over 100,000 are also available in the Appendices.
Report on Violent Crimes Committed Against Senior Citizens in California, 1998, pdf This report contains information about reported violent crimes committed against members of the population who are 60 years of age and older. Data by county and by cities with population over 100,000 are also available in the Appendices.
Report on Arrests for Burglary in California, 1998, pdf This report contains information about persons arrested for the crime of burglary. The purpose of this report is to provide policy makers and the public with accurate and complete criminal statistical information by organizing and displaying 1998 arrest data and multi-year arrest data for burglary. Statewide totals of burglary arrests are displayed by gender, race, and age. Data by county and by cities with populations over 100,000 are also available in the Appendices.
Report on Arrests for Domestic Violence in California, 1998, pdf This report contains information about persons arrested for the crime of domestic violence. It's purpose is to provide policy makers and the public with accurate and complete information about domestic violence arrests in California.
Report on Arrests for Driving Under the Influence in California, 1997, pdf This report contains information about persons arrested for the crimes of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs. The purpose of this report is to provide accurate and complate statistical information on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) to the public and government entities for the development and evaluation of criminal justice programs and legislation.