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Title: Crime and Delinquency in California, 1984
Corporate Author: California Dept of Justice
Bureau of Criminal Statistics and Special Services
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 160
Sponsoring Agency: California Dept of Justice
Sacramento, CA 95813
National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This annual report for 1984 presents California's statistics on crime, arrests, adult felony arrest dispositions, adult corrections, the juvenile justice system, criminal justice agency expenditures and personnel, and citizens complaints against peace officers.
Abstract: The tables document a continuing downward trend in California's crime rate, down 3.3 percent from 1983. Burglary, which accounted for over half of the California Crime Index, showed the largest decrease. Two offenses, willful homicide and aggravated assault, registered slight increases, but total violent crime fell by 1.2 percent. Arrests remained stable, except for drug arrests which increased. Of the adult felony arrest dispositions reported, convictions accounted for 57.2 percent. Adults under correctional supervision increased 12.4 percent. Within the juvenile system, new referrals to probation departments decreased slightly, and the numbers on caseload status increased. Juveniles in county probation detention facilities increased 9.4 percent. Total criminal justice agency actual expenditures increased by 9.8 percent, while inflation-adjusted expenditures increased 3.3 percent. Crime statistics cover the six crimes that comprise the California Crime Index plus larceny-theft, stolen and recovered property, and arson. Other areas covered by statistical tables include felony and misdemeanor arrests, personal characteristics of arrestees, sentences of convicted adult felony arrestees, and types of adult and juvenile supervision. Charts, a glossary, and an index are provided.
Index Term(s): California; Crime rate studies; State crime statistics
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