(A brief description of 15 databases)
The Adult Probation file provides information on supervised adult probationers under the jurisdiction of California courts. The database provides gross counts that give a statistical profile of the probation function by county, type of placement, reasons for removal from probation, and the number of persons in supervision caseloads. Adult probation data are published in Crime in California and the Criminal Justice Profile series. Data in an electronic format is available from 2004 to the present.
The Anti-Reproductive-Rights Crimes (ARRC) database contains information on crimes that are committed against reproductive health services providers, clients, assistants, or the facilities where these services are provided or at a place of worship because of the church's beliefs regarding reproductive rights. The data include the location of the crime, victim type (individual/property), race/ethnicity and gender of victims and suspects, weapon involved, and property loss or damage. ARRC data are published annually in Anti-Reproductive-Rights Crimes in California. The database contains information from 2003 to the present.
The Monthly Arrest and Citation Register (MACR) database provides information on felony and misdemeanor level arrests for adults and juveniles and status offenses (e.g., truancy, incorrigibility, running away, and curfew violations) for juveniles. The following data elements are included in this file: race/ethnicity, date of birth, gender, date of arrest, offense level, status of the offense, and law enforcement disposition. MACR data are published in Crime in California, Homicide in California, Juvenile Justice in California, and the Criminal Justice Profile series. Age, gender, race/ethnicity, and offense information from the MACR are forwarded to the FBI for publication in Crime in the United States. The MACR data, in a consistent format, is available from 1979 to the present.
The Arson database provides statistical data on arson offenses. The database includes information on the type of arson (e.g., structural, mobile, or other), the number of actual offenses, the number of clearances, and the estimated dollar value of property damaged. Arson data are published in Crime in California and the Criminal Justice Profile series. Arson data, in a consistent format, is available from 1982 to the present.
CITIZENS' COMPLAINTS AGAINST PEACE OFFICERS
The Citizens' Complaints Against Peace Officers (CCAPO) file provides annual statewide summary information on the number of non-criminal complaints reported by citizens against law enforcement personnel, the number alleging criminal conduct of either a felony or misdemeanor, and the number of complaints that were sustained. Data from 1981 to the present are published annually in Crime in California.
The Crimes and Clearances database provides statistical data on the offenses of criminal homicide, forcible rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. The data include the number of actual offenses and the number of clearances. Supplemental data are collected on the nature of crime and the value of property stolen and recovered. Data are published in Crime in California and the Criminal Justice Profile series. The data are also forwarded to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program for publication in Crime in the United States. The Crimes data, in its current format, is available from 1982 to the present.
DEATH IN CUSTODY
The Death in Custody database contains information on persons who died while in the custody of a local or state law enforcement agency and the circumstances relating to the death. On average, over 500 deaths in custody are reported and processed each year. In addition to an agency's initial report of an inmate death, an annual survey is conducted to verify the total number of inmate deaths per agency per calendar year. The Death in Custody database contains information from 1980 to the present.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-RELATED CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE
The Domestic Violence-Related Calls for Assistance (DV) database provides summary statistical data on the total number of domestic violence-related calls received by law enforcement, the number of cases involving weapons, and the type of weapon used during the incident. DV data are published in Crime in California and the Criminal Justice Profile series. The DV database contains information from July 1986 to the present.
HATE CRIME PROSECUTION SURVEY
The Hate Crime Prosecution file provides summary data submitted by district attorneys and city attorneys regarding hate crime complaints filed and convictions secured. The file includes information regarding criminal acts which cause physical injury, emotional suffering, or property damage and there is a reasonable cause to believe that the crime was motivated by the victim's race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability. The Hate Crime Prosecution file contains information from 1995 to the present.
The Hate Crime database contains information on the number of hate crime events reported to California's law enforcement agencies. Data elements include the location of the crime, type of bias-motivation, victim type (individual/property), number of victims/suspects, and victim's/suspect's race. Hate crime data are provided in an annual report to the California Legislature which includes results from the annual Hate Crime Prosecution Survey. Hate Crime data are published in Hate Crime in California and also reported to the FBI for publication in Crime in the United States. The Hate Crime database contains information from 1995 to the present.
The Homicide database contains data on the number of criminal homicides known to law enforcement agencies in California. Data elements include gender, race/ethnicity and age of victim, victim/offender relationship, day and month of the homicide, location, type of weapon used, and the precipitating event. Homicide data are published in Crime in California, Homicide in California, and the Criminal Justice Profile series. Data are also reported to the FBI for publication in Crime in the United States. Homicide data, in a consistent format, is available from 1987 to the present.
JUVENILE COURT AND PROBATION
The Juvenile Court and Probation Statistical System (JCPSS) database is designed to collect, compile, and report statistical data on the administration of juvenile justice in California. It provides information on a juvenile's process through the juvenile justice system from probation intake to final case disposition. Data from the JCPSS database is available in an electronic format from 2004 to the present.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS KILLED OR ASSAULTED
The Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted (LEOKA) database contains information on peace officers who were killed or assaulted while in the line of duty. The data on officers assaulted include the type of criminal activity, type of weapon used, type of assignment, time of assault, number with or without personal injury, and police assaults cleared. Counts of officers killed by felonious acts or by accident or negligence are also included. LEOKA data is available in an electronic format from 2000 to the present.
LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE PERSONNEL SURVEY
The Law Enforcement Personnel (LE) file contains information on the number of full-time sworn and non-sworn male and female law enforcement personnel employed by law enforcement agencies, District Attorneys, Public Defenders, and Probation Departments on October 31 of each year. Data are published in Crime in California and the Criminal Justice Profile series. Data are also reported to the FBI's UCR program for publication in Crime in the United States. LE data is available in an electronic format from 1992 to the present.
VIOLENT CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST SENIOR CITIZENS
The Violent Crimes Committed Against Senior Citizens (VCASC) database provides summary information from law enforcement agencies on the total number of persons 60 years of age or older who were victims of homicide, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Data from the VCASC database is available in an electronic format from 2000.