Arcata, CA
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With a crime rate of 52 per one thousand residents, Arcata has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 19. Within California, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Arcata.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 17,843, Arcata has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Arcata does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Arcata.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Arcata 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 Arcata.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Arcata occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Arcata; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 293. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Arcata experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Arcata is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Arcata, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 49 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Arcata has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Arcata is one in 172.

Arcata Crime Data

 
Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Arcata Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

61

872

933

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.42

48.87

52.29

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Arcata 3.42
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 293

in Arcata

1 in 235

in California
Arcata VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 17,843
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 10 11 38
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.56 0.62 2.13
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Arcata 48.87
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Arcata

1 in 38

in California
Arcata Property CRIMES
Population: 17,843
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 172 596 104
Rate per 1,000 9.64 33.40 5.83
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Arcata Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Arcata 101
California 90