Recent SB Crime Data
updated: Nov 26, 2013, 3:49 PM
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 up from the previous month but down in comparison to year to date figures from 2012. In
October 2013 there were 262 Part 1 crimes reported, compared to 242 in September 2013. Year to date Part 1 crimes total 2,681, a decrease of 17% compared to 2012.
Minor crimes reported, known as "Part 2" crimes, are down 2% from the previous month and roughly even with year to date figures from 2012. In October 2013 there were 2,430 Part 2 crimes reported, compared to 2,472 in August 2013. Year to date Part 2 crimes total 24,834, compared to 24,675 in 2012.
Violent Crimes: The number of violent crimes in October increased from the previous month but for the year is slightly down, although instances of rape are significantly down. The number of aggravated assaults remains up, with most of these being alcohol, domestic violence, or gang related. There were 47 violent crimes reported in October 2013, an increase of 24% compared to October 2012. Year to date 365 violent crimes have been reported, a decrease of 3% compared to 2012.
Property Crimes: The overall number of property crimes in October increased slightly from the previous month. The number of burglaries, however, decreased significantly. Many vehicles that are burglarized contain items of value that are left in plain sight. Year to date 2,316 property crimes have been reported, a decrease of 16% compared to 2012.
Gang Incidents: The overall number of gang incidents was unchanged from the previous month at 25. In October the most common type of gang incident was graffiti vandalism.
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