The crime rate in Alturas is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Alturas is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Alturas is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Alturas has a crime rate that is higher than 60% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.
Importantly, when you compare Alturas to other communities of similar population, then Alturas crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Alturas does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Alturas does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Alturas.
For Alturas, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included forcible rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Alturas is one in 154.
Moreover, the rate of property crime in Alturas; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 20 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.