Dec 18, 2016

Highest arrest rate in California? Hippie Humboldt County claims this article

Unfortunately, pot and crime is the primary national image of Humboldt.

The stats will be worse for 2016.

(Photo : Breitbart)

Humboldt high crime rate, Sheriff Mike Downey and Eureka Chief Andy Mills featured in this Breitbart article.

My favorite part was  the writer calling LOCO the Lost Coast Outlook.

Excerpt 1:

The county with the highest arrest rate in California is not Los Angeles, San Diego or the Bay Area counties, where Black Lives Matter protests have shut down cities. Rather, it is “hippie” Humboldt County, which had the highest arrest rates for felonies, misdemeanors, and status offenses for the 58 counties in California from 2005 through 2014.

With a population of just 134,809 in a state of 38.8 million, Humboldt racked up 2,122 felony arrests, 6,635 misdemeanor arrests, 284 juvenile status arrests, for a total of 9,040 total arrests for the decade, according to California Attorney General Kamala Harris’s  OpenJustice website. That works out to 6.7 percent arrest rate for the decad
Excerpt 2:

Crime has steadily declined in the United States and the State of California since 2004. But the decline in Humboldt County crime reversed after 2010, and has returned to about the same rate as 2004. As a result, there were 341.9 violent crimes per 100,000 residents and 3,251.2 property crimes per 100,000 residents over the last decade.

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  1. Yes Ed, Breitbart, more trusted than the establishment liberal media exposed in this past election. The stats are from the California Attorney General site, do you doubt those? Living in Humboldt and covering crime and courts daily,I dont need data to know this is fact.

  2. Although I do enjoy reading LoCo I've heard it called the Lost Coast Outhouse which gave me quite a chuckle.

    1. Thanks for sharing that; it gave me quiye the chuckle too.

  3. Who was the DA during this entire period, from 2005-2014?

  4. I wonder what the percentage is for missing persons compared to other counties.

  5. More arrests means cops are doing their job. Whenever funding increases for law enforcement, such as for child molest cases, etc., you will see reports and arrests go up. Not really more crime, just better reporting and enforcement.