News Story

 

Crime Statistics
2/21/2018 5:30:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Uniformed Crime Reports (UCR) Crime Statistics

Location:

Countywide

Date & Time:

2/21/2018  @ 10:00 AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office

 

 

 

Narrative:

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office has released its 2017 Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) crime statistics for Part 1 crimes (Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Theft and Arson).

 

The data represents the information collected from the five contract cities where the Sheriff's Office provides police services and the unincorporated areas of the county.  Those cities are Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Moorpark, Fillmore and Ojai.

 

Overall, reported crime was up 1% compared to 2016, when combining all of the Sheriff's jurisdictions.  However, certain crime Part 1 crimes showed a more significant increase, the rate of Robbery increased by 24% (23 additional victims), and Theft increased by 4% (116 additional victims).  The largest decrease in a single category was in Aggravated Assault, down 9% (32 fewer victims), followed closely by Burglary, down 7% (56 fewer victims).

 

Theft related crimes (Burglary, Theft / Larceny) continue to be the most common type of crime reported in 2017, comprising over 72% of all the Part 1 crimes.  We remind residents to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of theft by locking doors to their homes and vehicles, not to leave keys or key fobs in their vehicles, and not keeping valuables in their vehicles visible to people walking by.  We also continue to 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 a copy of the full report go to http://www.vcsd.org/crime_stats.php 

 

 

 

For questions on specific patrol area crime statistics please contact:

Camarillo Police Department

Commander Dave Murray:  388-5102

Fillmore Police Department

Captain Dave Wareham:  524-2233

Moorpark Police Department

Captain John Reilly:  532-2705

Ojai Police Department

Captain James Fryhoff:  646-1418

Thousand Oaks Police Department

Commander Tim Hagel:  494-8265

 

Prepared by:

Captain Garo Kuredjian

 

News Release Date:

2/21/2018

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Garo Kuredjian

(805) 797-6322           

Sergeant Eric Buschow                                                                              (805) 947-7673

        

Approved by:

Assistant Sheriff Bill Ayub