The Office of the Attorney General produces reports, brochures, and other publications to inform and educate Californians. Many of our publications are required by state law so we can regularly report to the Legislature on our divisions and programs. We also provide practical information to consumers through useful guides and brochures.

You can find PDF versions of all these publications listed by topic.

Recent Publications

21st Century Policing

Sacramento Police Department

San Francisco Police Department

Antitrust/Business Competition

Applicant Agencies

Asset Forfeiture

Biennial Reports

California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (CLETS)



  • Child Safety

    Brochures on child safety in Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese.

Civil Law Division

Civil Rights

  • Attorney General's Civil Rights Commission: Reporting Hate Crimes (2001), pdf

    This report by the Attorney General's Civil Rights Commission on Hate Crimes makes various findings and outlines 16 recommendations to improve the reporting of hate crimes in local communities, in schools and by law enforcement agencies. In preparing the report, members of the Commission visited nearly two dozen diverse communities throughout California. The Commission heard from various members of the community, including students, seniors, people with disabilities, parents and working families.

  • Consumer Guide on Immigrant Consultants

    These guides for protecting your consumer rights in working with immigration consultants are available in Armenian, Chinese, English, and Hmong, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese.

  • Hate Crime Prevention Guides

    These guides on hate crime prevention and reporting are available in Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, English, and Hindi, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese.

  • Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities, pdf

    Provides information on the legal rights of persons with disabilities. The handbook discusses both California and federal laws in order to get a complete picture of the law on a particular topic. This handbook updates Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities 1997.

  • More about Civil Rights

Conflict of Interest

  • Conflict of Interest, pdf (2010)

    Provides information to assist government officials in complying with California's conflict-of-interest laws and to assist the public and news media in understanding and monitoring situations that may give rise to conflicts of interest. More about conflicts of interest.


Crime and Violence Prevention

  • 12th Biennial California Student Survey, pdf - Final report (2009), Compendium of Tables, pdf

    The California Student Survey (CSS) is a voluntary, anonymous, and confidential survey of substance use, school safety, harassment, school and gang violence, youth resilience factors, and health-related behaviors. State law requires that the CSS be conducted every two years among a representative statewide sample of students in grades 7, 9, and 11.

  • Safe Schools Task Force, pdf - Final Report (June 2000)

    Highlights policy recommendations and strategies to improve school safety in California. The Safe Schools Task Force report is the culmination of efforts by schools and law enforcement. The purpose of the report is to implement short- and long-term goals to assure California's schools remain safe learning environments.

Criminal Statistics

Elder Abuse

  • Citizen's Guide to Preventing & Reporting Elder Abuse, pdf

    An educational tool which offers guidance on ways seniors and their caretakers can identify the tell-tale signs of elder abuse and practical advice on how to avoid and report victimization. This publication is available to the public at no cost. The guide is available on-line or by sending an email to

  • Guía Para Cuidadanos Ciudadanos Para Prevenir Y Denunciar El Abuso De Ancianos, pdf

    Un folleto educativo que sirve como guía para que ancianos y personas encargadas de cuidarlos aprendan a reconocer señales de abuso; con prácticos consejos sobre cómo evitar ser víctima y cómo informar una sospecha de abuso. Este folleto está disponible al público sin costo alguno. El guía está disponible a través de nuestro sitio web o por sometiendo un correo electrónico

  • The Peace Officer and Prosecutor's Guide to Combating Elder Abuse (Volume 1). This is the first of a three volume set designed for use by law enforcement officers and prosecutors. Volume 1 emphasizes investigative and case building techniques. A limited quantity of this volume is available exclusively to peace officers and prosecutors and may be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse at (916) 621-1821 or you may email the Bureau at

  • The Peace Officer and Prosecutor's Guide to Combating Elder Abuse (Volume 2) Volume 2, in the form of a compact disc (CD), provides mainly prosecutorial tools, including sample trial briefs, memoranda of points and authorities, affidavits, search warrants, jury instructions, and numerous other writings relevant to the prosecution of elder abuse. The CD is available free of charge to peace officers and prosecutors, exclusively, and may be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse at (916) 621-1821 or you may email the Bureau at

Electronic Interceptions

  • Annual report to the Legislature on electronic surveillance is issued in compliance with Penal Code section 629.62. We hope this report is a helpful resource for prosecutors and law enforcement agents who rely on electronic surveillance as a critical weapon to fight crime in California.
  • Annual reports: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 |2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009

Energy Crisis


  • Proposition 65 - Annual Summaries of Private Settlements. Annual reports issued summarizing all settlements of Proposition 65 cases brought by private plaintiffs from January 1 - December 31 since 2000. The summaries are based on reports submitted to the Attorney General pursuant to SB 1269 (1999) and SB 471 (2001). The data show total penalties, attorney fees and other funds collected. Also included is a brief description of actions defendants were required to take to remedy alleged violations. Copies of individual settlements are available on request. (All pdfs below)
  • Annual reports: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000



Forensic Services & DNA


  • 2016 Fundraising Effectiveness and Regulation of Remote Caller Bingo, pdf Provides information on fundraising effectiveness and regulation of remote caller bingo, and other matters that are relevant to the public interest regarding remote caller bingo.
  • Gambling in the Golden State 1998 Forward (2006), pdf

    This special report prepared by the California Research Bureau at the request of the Attorney General shows gross gambling revenues in California totaled some $13 billion in 2004. The report covers the regulation of gaming, and impacts on state revenues, the economy, crime and problem gambling. Each segment of the gaming industry is covered in a separate chapter: Indian casinos, the state lottery, horse racing, card rooms and Internet gambling.

Gasoline Pricing

Human Trafficking

Immigration Detention in California

2021 Report

This report includes a summary of findings with respect to three privately-operated detention facilities: (1) Adelanto ICE Processing Center (Adelanto); (2) Imperial Regional Detention Facility (Imperial); and (3) Otay Mesa Detention Center (Otay Mesa). The report details the difficulties immigration detainees face while in detention, including problems with the detainee security classification system; extremely restrictive conditions for detainees in protective custody and placement of vulnerable detainees with mental health conditions in restrictive housing; and language barriers which prevent detainees from participating in programs, understanding facility rules, and/or accessing legal materials necessary to pursue relief in their immigration cases. This report also includes a section about the ways in which COVID-19 has impacted the facilities, their staff, and detainees.

This second report on immigration detention in California is intended to provide increased transparency around immigration detention facilities in California and is an important step forward in understanding civil immigration detainees’ access to critical health, safety, and legal resources.

The Executive Summary of the report is also available in additional languages below:

2019 Report

This report includes a written summary of findings that detail the difficulties immigration detainees face while in detention such as significant restrictions on liberty, language barriers, limited access to medical and mental health care, minimal contact with family and friends, and numerous barriers to securing legal representation or the evidence and other support they need.

This initial report is intended to provide increased transparency around immigration detention facilities in California and is an important step forward in understanding civil immigration detainees’ access to critical health, safety, and legal resources.

The Executive Summary of the report is also available in additional languages below:

Immigration Guides

This Information Bulletin provides guidance to state and local law enforcement agencies on best practices regarding the governance of databases.

These guidance reports by the Attorney General looks to help individuals, businesses, and public entities in understanding and taking proper courses of action in the midst of immigration reform and new immigration laws.

Additional resources for responding to immigration issues at K-12 public schools—such as a quick reference guide and a student and family checklist—are available on the Attorney General’s Bureau of Children’s Justice website at

Information Bulletins

  • Information Bulletins

    In an effort to provide technical guidance to partners across the state, the California Department of Justice (Department), upon occasion, issues information bulletins on a wide range of topics. Oftentimes, these bulletins follow changes in state laws, court precedent, regulations, or technology. Information bulletins are generally sent to local authorities, including law enforcement and agencies that use information systems maintained by the Department. The bulletins are typically issued by the Department’s California Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) and the Division of Law Enforcement (DLE). Recent bulletins issued by the Department are available below.

Law Enforcement

Legal Alerts

The purpose of a legal alert is to provide public officials, the legal community, affected constituencies, and other members of the public with information about the Attorney General’s views on a question of law.

Legal Opinions

  • Monthly Opinion Report

    This report provides a summary of the legal opinions issued recently by the Attorney General's Office and requests for opinions pending in the Attorney General's Opinion Unit.


Open Meetings

Penal Code 991.5

Public Records

Tobacco-Prop 56

Victims of Crime