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Recent SB Crime Data
updated: Jan 02, 2014, 4:51 PM

Source: SBPD

The following is a summary of some of the crime data collected by the Police Department during the months of October and November 2013 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 number of major crimes reported in November, commonly referred to as "Part 1" crimes, is down from the previous month and also down in comparison to year to date figures from 2012. In November 2013 there were 196 Part 1 crimes reported, compared to 277 in October 2013. Year to date Part 1 crimes total 2,905, a decrease of 14% compared to 2012.

Minor crimes reported in November, known as "Part 2" crimes, are down 14% from the previous month and roughly even with the year to date figure from 2012. In November 2013 there were 2,197 Part 2 crimes reported, compared to 2,564 in October 2013. Year to date Part 2 crimes total 27,225, compared to 26,887 for the same period in 2012.

Violent Crimes: The number of violent crimes in November increased from the previous month and is roughly even with the year to date figure from 2012. Incidents of rape and robbery are down, however aggravated assaults are up. There were 34 violent crimes reported in November 2013, an increase of 13% compared to November 2012. Year to date 408 violent crimes have been reported, compared to 405 for the same period in 2012.

Property Crimes: The number of property crimes in November decreased from the previous month and is down 16% in comparison to year to date figures from 2012. There were 162 property crimes reported in November 2013. Year to date 2,497 property crimes have been reported, compared to 2,982 for the same period in 2012.

Gang Incidents: The overall number of gang incidents decreased slightly with 23 for November 2013 compared to 25 for October 2013. Most gang incidents were cases of graffiti vandalism.

 

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