How Safe is Calaveras County?


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Calaveras County has lower crime rates than the state. And, as shown in the state as a whole, Calaveras County experienced a decrease in violent crimes in the past decade.

The Uniform Crime Reporting is a state system that provides data on local and statewide safety. The reports are based on statistics submitted by local law enforcement. It is not unusual to see crime escalate as the population increases and as economic times become difficult. Although Calaveras County, as with much of the state, experienced both of these situations recently, the amount of crime has not substantially changed. In fact, even with the increase in population since 1999, the total number of violent crimes was lower in 2008 than it was a decade before.