News Story

 

Sheriff Releases 2014 Crime Statistics
2/23/2015 9:00:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Sheriff Releases 2014 Crime Statistics

Location:

Countywide

Date & Time:

January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Crime Analysis Unit

Narrative:

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office has released its 2014 Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) statistics for Part I Crimes in all Sheriff's jurisdictions.  Overall, Part I Crimes were down 10%.  Reported Violent Crime was up 1% and Property Crime was down 11%. 

Specifically, the cities of Thousand Oaks, Fillmore, and Ojai saw an increase in burglaries, mainly commercial type.  Additionally, the city of Ojai saw an increase in grand thefts, which included thefts from vehicles and buildings.  The city of Fillmore had an increase in 'Aggravated Assault' with the use of a firearm.  One of these reported assaults was a shooting at a group of 11 people who were classified as victims.  A single shot was fired at the group and none of the victims were injured.

While reviewing the information, you will notice an increase in the category of 'Rape.'  In January of 2014, the definition changed and the UCR Program started collecting uniform information from law enforcement agencies with the new definition of 'Rape' which broadened the scope of the previously narrow definition. For more information about this change, visit http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/new-rape-fact-sheet.

This new definition will redistribute currently captured crime information from the category Part II 'Sex Offenses' to the category Part I 'Rape.'  As predicted by the FBI Assistant Director of the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, there will be a more accurate accounting of rape crimes alone with a noticeable increase in the category this year.'

The full report can be viewed at: http://goo.gl/bC7Uf5.  

Part of our success as a law enforcement agency is due to our partnerships with the communities we serve.  We encourage people to actively report suspicious and/or criminal actively immediately by calling 9-1-1.  Non-emergency reports can be made through our Sheriff's Communication Center by calling (805) 654-9511.

For questions on specific patrol area crime statistics please contact:

Camarillo Police Department

Commander Monica McGrath:  388-5102

 

Fillmore Police Department

Captain Dave Wareham:  524-2233

 

Moorpark Police Department

Captain Steve Wade:  532-2705

 

Ojai Police Department

Captain Dave Kenney:  646-1418

 

Thousand Oaks Police Department

Commander Tim Hagel:  494-8265

 

 

Prepared by:

Captain Don Aguilar

 

News Release Date:

February 23, 2015  

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Don Aguilar (805) 797-7349

don.aguilar@ventura.org

 

Approved by:

Assistant Sheriff Steve DeCesari