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Interactive: Arrests in California

This interactive tool allows you to explore arrests statewide and by county—including the demographics of those arrested, how arrest rates have changed over time, and the most common offenses. Note that various factors can contribute to changes in arrests and differences across counties, including crime rates, demographics, fiscal conditions, jail capacity, law enforcement staffing and policing, and criminal justice reforms.

For more information on arrests in California, see the PPIC report New Insights into California Arrests: Trends, Disparities, and County Differences or contact Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin, or Joseph Hayes.

This research is supported with funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.


How do I navigate in the interactive map?

Navigation tools are located in the upper-left corner of the map view. To zoom in and out, click on  and , or you can use the magnifying glass icon () to search. Reset the map by clicking on the home icon (). The right arrow () displays more tools. To move within the map, use the pan icon (), or hold down Shift and then click and drag your mouse across the map view. Click here for more information on the navigation tools.

Can I download data, an image, or a pdf from this interactive tool?

Select the download icon () in the toolbar below the interactive for download options, including image and pdf. To download data (where available), make sure to first click in the map or chart view (near the map or chart); otherwise this option will be disabled. Downloading all data rows as a text file will create a .csv file that can be opened in Excel.

Does PPIC have other Tableau interactives?

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