The recent shift in incarceration policy being implemented by the U.S. Department of Justice has also sparked interest among the states concerning how best to reduce the number of individuals currently housed in state penal system facilities.
Auburn, California, a small city northeast of Sacramento in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range, is the Placer County seat. The 2010 Census reported a population of 13,330, up from 12,462 in 2000. The Auburn overall crime rate of 21 per 1,000 residents is near the average for all North American cities and towns….
Colusa is a small town in California with a population of about 6,000. It has a significant amount of crime for a town of its size. In 2012, Colusa experienced 11 violent crimes and 170 property crimes.
The sixth largest city in California with about a half a million residents, Sacramento is the state capital and is located at the northern end of the Central Valley. A growing community, Sacramento naturally experiences its share of criminal activity during the course of any given year.