California crime on the rise, 2021 crime statistics show




California crime is statistically on the rise, according to a California crime 2021 snapshot.


The Public Policy Institute of California says California's violent crime rate increased by 6%, from 440 per 100,000 residents in 2020 to 466 in 2021.

Crime rates vary by region, the Public Policy Institute of California says the highest rate of property crime was in the San Francisco / the Bay area, at 2,718 per 100,000 residents.

In Redding, aggravated assault rose 13% in 2021 from 2020. Jumping from 347 reported cases in 2020 to 393 in 2021.


Local Redding crime statistics show tat there was a 6% increase within aggravated assaults, jumping from 347 reported cases to 393 in 2021.


Other violent crime such as homicide, rape and robbery all stayed relatively close in cases from 2020 to 2021. According to the public policy institute of California in 2021, aggravated assaults were 67% of reported violent crimes; 24% were robberies, 8% were rape, and 1% were homicides in the state of California.

Overall, violent crime is much lower than its 1992 peak, with rates staying fairly stable over the last decade.