Press Release

 

Sheriff's 2012 Part I Crime Statistics
2/1/2013 4:00:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

2012 Part 1 Crime Statistics

Location:

Ventura County Sheriff's Jurisdictions

Date & Time:

January-December, 2012

Unit Responsible:

Sheriff's Administration

Narrative:

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office has released its 2012 Uniform Crime Reports (U.C.R.) reported crime statistics for Part 1 Crimes. 

 

The statistics represent collected information reported from all Sheriff's jurisdictions which include the unincorporated areas, City of Thousand Oaks, City of Moorpark, City of Camarillo, City of Fillmore, and City of Ojai. 

 

In comparison to 2011 statistics, there were decreases in robberies, assaults, petty thefts, and arson.  There were increases in rapes, burglaries, grand theft, and auto theft (trends with late model Hondas).  Thefts included a significant number of the taking of catalytic converters, truck tailgates, and 3rd row auto seats.  There is still an ongoing trend of thefts from vehicles (valuables left in plain view or unlocked vehicles).  Overall, reported assaults involving the use of firearms decreased.

 

In 2012, there were five homicides in the unincorporated areas and two homicides in the City of Fillmore.  Six of the homicide cases have been solved.  In a majority of the rape cases, the suspect was a known acquaintance.  In several of the cases, the victims were intoxicated or under the influence of drugs at the time of the crime.  Robberies include an increase in the taking of portable technology devices such as smartphones and MP3 players.

 

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office continues to work to bring the highest possible level of service to citizens in its jurisdictions as well as addressing specific crime trends with strategies and available resources.  There are a variety of resources citizens can utilize to assist patrol deputies and investigators: 

 

Emergency:                         Dial 9-1-1

Report an incident/crime:    (805) 654-9511

Anonymously report crime:  Ventura County Crime Stoppers 800-222-8477 /

                                             www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org

 

                                             We-Tip  800-78-CRIME /

                                             www.wetip.com

 

 

Media Release Date:

February 1, 2013

Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Don Aguilar (805) 797-7349 / don.aguilar@ventura.org

 

Approved by:

Assistant Sheriff John Crombach




 

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