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Recent Santa Barbara Crime Data
updated: Feb 28, 2014, 8:03 PM

Source: SB Sheriff's Office

The following is a summary of some of the crime data collected by the Police Department during the months of December 2013 and January 2014 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 January, commonly referred to as "Part 1" crimes, is down from the previous month and significantly down, 36%, in comparison to the year to date figure from 2013. In January 2014 there were 206 Part 1 crimes reported, compared to 320 in January 2013.

Minor crimes reported in January, known as "Part 2" crimes, are up 4% from the previous month and up 10% from the year to date figure from 2013. In January 2014 there were 2,432 Part 2 crimes reported, compared to 2,346 in December 2013 and 2,206 in January 2013.

Violent Crimes: The number of violent crimes in January increased 10% from the previous month and is up significantly from the year to date figure from 2013. Incidents of rape and robbery continue to be low, however aggravated assaults are up. There were 43 violent crimes reported in January 2014, an increase of 59% compared to January 2013, which had 27.

Property Crimes: The number of property crimes in January decreased 20% from the previous month and is down 44% in comparison to year to date figures from 2013. Property crimes decreased in all categories tracked except for auto theft. There were 163 property crimes reported in January 2014, compared to 293 in January 2013.

Gang Incidents: The overall number of gang incidents increased slightly with 11 in January 2014 compared to 9 for December 2013. Both of these numbers however are low compared to previous months. Most gang incidents were cases of graffiti vandalism.

Additional Santa Barbara crime information and statistics can be found here: http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/police/online/crimestats.asp.


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