Arrest Rates from 1980 to 2013
3,823 arrests per 100,000 residents (2013)
California law enforcement agencies report to the California Department of Justice information on felony arrests, misdemeanor arrests, and juvenile status arrests (e.g., curfew violations) occurring within the state. This Monthly Arrest and Citation Register (MACR) data includes details of the arrest (date, offense, arrest), basic demographic information of the individual arrested, and limited information on the law enforcement disposition of the arrest. These pages present an in-depth analysis of the 64.5 million arrests for the years 1980 through 2013. Arrest rates and crime rates published here may differ slightly from rates reported in prior California Department of Justice publications due to differences in how population figures were estimated.