News Story

 

Six Month 2015 Uniform Crime Report Statistics
9/2/2015 8:20:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Six Month 2015 Uniform Crime Report Statistics

Report Number:

None

Location:

Sheriff's Office Jurisdiction

Date & Time:

09/02/2015 @ 09:00 AM

 

 

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age

 

 

 

Narrative:

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office has released its six-month 2015 Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) statistics for Part I Crimes in all Sheriff's jurisdictions.  Overall, Part I Crimes are up 8%, specifically Violent Crime is up 30% and Property Crime is up 6%.  Violent crime was up in all categories in the contract cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Ojai and the unincorporated area, while the city of Moorpark had no increase and Thousand Oaks had a decline. 

The cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, and Moorpark saw significant increases in burglaries, both residential and commercial type.  Additionally, all jurisdictions saw an increase in stolen vehicles, with the exception of Ojai.  The city of Ojai had significant declines in all property crimes with the exception of residential burglaries.  Although the city of Thousand Oaks showed a decline in overall violent crimes, property crimes increased in the areas of grand/petty thefts and stolen vehicles.  The unincorporated areas experienced increases in all violent and property crimes categories with the exception of Grand Thefts.

The Sheriff's jurisdictions are experiencing gang 'crew' members from outside Ventura County coming in and committing residential burglaries and other thefts.  Several of these crews committed 'knock knock' burglaries and were apprehended after extensive investigations by investigators.  Additionally, one person was arrested for approx. 8 robberies in Camarillo, Thousand Oaks and Los Angeles.  Much of the increase in Aggravated Assaults was due to these robberies and Domestic Violence.

As a reminder, in January of 2014, the definition for Rape changed and the UCR Program started collecting uniform information from law enforcement agencies with the new definition 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 redistributed currently captured crime information from the category Part II 'Sex Offenses' to the category Part I 'Rape.'  As predicted, this category in Part 1 showed a significant increase.

Although the Sheriff's Office has recorded an increase in Part 1 crimes for the first six months, Ventura County is still a very safe area to live in.  From 2010 to 2014, total Part 1 crimes for Sheriff's jurisdictions have dropped almost 4%, a total of 1,291 less crimes.  During the same time period, the crime rate per 1000 population went from 16.61 to 12.56.  Listed below are the crime rates per 1000 for each of the Sheriff's jurisdictions for the past five years: 

 

Violent Crimes

Property Crimes

Part 1 Crime Total

Rate per 1000

 

City

2010

2014

2010

2014

2010

2014

2010

2014

*%

Camarillo

54

73

985

979

1,039

1,052

15.94

15.76

-.18

Fillmore

38

46

281

126

319

172

21.41

11.21

-10.2

Moorpark

48

39

393

278

441

317

12.82

9.01

-3.81

Ojai

19

10

164

120

183

130

24.53

17.12

-7.41

Thousand Oaks

139

128

2,045

1,604

2,184

1,732

17.24

13.42

-3.82

Unincorporated

192

119

1,343

888

1,535

1,007

16.23

10.35

-5.88

*Adjusted for population

As to Proposition 47's consequences, both intended and unintended, they are only beginning to be evaluated.  Early indications show that it has not reduced jail populations and has put offenders back out on the streets sooner without the requirement of being on probation or attending substance abuse classes.  Sheriff Dean is coordinating on a statewide level through the California State Sheriff's Association on the identification, retention and collection of Proposition 47 related data and the results will be distributed.

Much 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 activity 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

 

Headquarters Station (including El Rio, Saticoy, Silver Strand and the Rincon)

Captain Patti Salas:  654-2881

 

Prepared by:

Captain John Reilly

 

News Release Date:

09/02/2015 @ 09:00 AM

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Captain John Reilly (805) 947-6782

 

Approved by:

Assistant Sheriff Steve De Cesari

 







 

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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