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NCJ Number: 73773 Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Delinquency in California, 1979
Corporate Author: California Dept of Justice
Bureau of Criminal Statistics and Special Services
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 139
Sponsoring Agency: California Dept of Justice
Sacramento, CA 95813
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The nature and extent of crime and delinquency in California during 1979 and the manner in which criminal justice is administered are described in this annual report.
Abstract: The State's Bureau of Criminal Statistics and Special Services compiled the data from State and local criminal justice agency reports. Individual sections focus on crimes, arrests, adult felony arrest dispositions, adult corrections, the juvenile justice system, and criminal justice agency expenditures and personnel. Narrative texts accompany the data table and graphics. In summary, total crimes (Seven Major Offenses Scale) increased 6.6 percent from 1978 to 1979. Crimes against persons increased 9.6 percent, and crimes against property 6.0 percent. Total arrests decreased 1.9 percent; felony arrests increased 0.5 percent; status offense arrests decreased 2.6 percent. Relative to adult arrest rates, juvenile arrests have increased substantially. Of 170,980 adult felony arrestees who received a final disposition, 24.4 percent were released; 75.6 percent had complaints filed against them; 57.1 percent were convicted. From 1978 to 1979, the number of adults under correctional supervision decreased 0.9 percent. The number of adults on active probation decreased 1.7 percent. Initial referrals of juveniles to probation departments increased 2.0 percent; the number of juveniles on probation caseload status increased 5.9 percent; and the number detained in secure facilities increased 8.8 percent. Total criminal justice agency expenditures increased 6.1 percent, and the number of criminal justice agency personnel decreased 0.1 percent. An appendix contains a glossary of criminal justice terms and information on data limitations. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; California; Corrections statistics; Court statistics; Crime Statistics; Criminal justice statistics; Parole statistics
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