News Story


Countywide - Sheriff Releases 2013 Crime Statistics
2/27/2014 10:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Sheriff Releases 2013 Crime Statistics



Date & Time:

Jan. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2013

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Crime Analysis Unit


The Ventura County Sheriff's Office has released its 2013 Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) crime statistics for Part 1 Crimes.


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


Overall, reported crime is down 6% throughout the Sheriff's Office jurisdiction. A few areas, such as Moorpark and Camarillo showed an increase in reported crimes in 2013 over 2012. Most of the increases were due to spikes in property crimes, such as burglary and theft. Many of those crimes were thefts or burglaries from vehicles that were either unlocked or had valuables left in plain view. These crimes of opportunity can be prevented by removing valuable property from vehicles and locking them when leaving them unattended.


The full report can be viewed via the following link:


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 activity immediately by calling 9-1-1. Non-emergency reports can be made through our Sheriff's Communication Center by calling (805)654-9511.


Prepared by:

Sgt. Eric Buschow


Media Release Date:

Feb. 27, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129  


Approved by:

Cmdr. Steve DeCesari