Recent Santa Barbara Crime Data
updated: Aug 28, 2013, 3:46 PM
Source: Santa Barbara Police Department
The following is a summary of some of the crime data collected by the Police Department over the last
two months for the City of Santa Barbara. This information has been gleaned from a combination of
statistical analysis and input from Patrol Division and Investigative Division supervisors tasked with
reviewing crime reports.
The overall numbers of major crimes reported, commonly referred to as "Part 1" crimes are down from
the previous month and also down in comparison to year to date figures from 2012. In July 2013 there
were 201 Part 1 crimes reported, compared to 244 in June 2013. Year to date Part 1 crimes total 1,854,
a decrease of 13% compared to 2012.
Minor crimes reported, known as "Part 2" crimes, are up 12% from the previous month and roughly even
with year to date figures from 2012. In July 2013 there were 2,693 Part 2 crimes reported, compared to
2,396 in June 2013. Year to date Part 2 crimes total 16,898, compared to 16,822 in 2012.
Violent Crimes: The rate of violent crimes is down, particularly instances of rape. Four of the
documented robberies in July involved victims and suspects that were homeless. There were 34 violent
crimes reported in July 2013, a decrease of 24% compared to July 2012. Year to date 229 violent crimes
have been reported, a decrease of 10% compared to 2012.
Property Crimes: The rate of property crimes decreased significantly in July. Cases of vehicle theft
however are still slightly up in comparison to year to date figures from 2012. Year to date 1,625
property crimes have been reported, a decrease of 13% compared to 2012.
Gang Incidents: The overall number of gang incidents is nearly even with the previous month, 22 for July
2013 compared to 21 for June 2013. Most gang incidents were cases of graffiti vandalism.
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