Best Home Security Companies in California
As the 3rd largest state and with over 35 million people it is difficult to lump together crime statistics and home security needs for all regions of the state. When it comes to crime rates, California is about on par with the national averages for violent, property, and hate crimes, and has slightly more law enforcement employees per capita than other states. However, it varies greatly between different parts of the state. For example, in 2012 Oakland was in the top ten worst cities in the nation for both violent crime and property crime. On the other hand, Ventura was in the top five for lowest crime rates in the country.
One interesting fact is that California has varying degrees burglary based on the time of day. For instance, larceny during nighttime is considered burglary in the first degree, whereas larceny during the daytime is considered “housebreaking” and is a second degree offense, which carries a lighter punishment.
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