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Crime Statistics
Word Cloud Illustration in Shape of Hand Showing ProtestPart I Crimes occur with sufficient frequency to provide an adequate basis for comparison. These totals are submitted monthly to the State of California Department of Justice where they are recorded and then forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigations for their annual Uniform Crime Report (UCR).

What is Uniform Crime Reporting? 
Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) is a statewide law enforcement program designed to provide a nationwide view of crime based on the submission of statistics by law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Each agency is required to report monthly crime statistics to the California Department of Justice, which will in turn be forwarded to the FBI. The FBI then uses this information to publish their annual Uniform Crime Report.

For practical purposes, the reporting of offenses known is limited to the crime classifications listed in the Part I Crimes Summary because they are crimes most likely to be reported and crimes that occur with sufficient frequency to provide an adequate basis for comparison.

The following tables include Part I Crimes in the City of Santa Clara for the current year and previous years. The 2017 crime statistics are preliminary and are subject to reclassification before being finalized according to Uniform Crime Report guidelines at year end.

Part I Crimes

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2017 Totals

Homicide 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 4 4 2 2 3 15
Robbery 3 5 2 0 5 15
Assault (simple & aggravated) 34 34 45 14 39 192
Burglary 44 33 33 26 16 137
Larceny - Theft 235 197 218 195 196 1,030
Vehicle - Theft 30 54 36 29 23 172
 Arson  0  1                4
Part I Crime Totals 350 328 337 267 283

1,565

Part I Crimes

2012

2013

2014

2015

    2016
Homicide 0 0 0 1 **  3 **
Rape 9 13 28 * 20 * 17 *
Robbery 61 55 89 71  58
Assault (simple & aggravated) 688 548 568 526  481
Burglary 584 461 577 586  366
Larceny - Theft 2,273 2,169 2,287 2,641  2,035
Vehicle - Theft 449 393 404 399  413
Arson 17 17 11 10   7
Part I Crime Totals 4,081

3,656

3,964 4,254  3,380
Total Arrests (Part I plus all other crimes, adult and juvenile)             5,073 4,857  5,534 5,256   4,785
Police Reports 14,273 13,089 15,368 14,668  12,503
Calls for Service (Police) 57,038 57,703 61,390 56,757  50,211
Police Officer Initiated Activity 23,764 25,751 27,623 27,583  28,374
Calls for Service (Fire) 9,299  9,343  9,636  10,304  10,480

 * Rape totals increased in 2014 and subsequent years due to a change in classification of crimes per the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

** 10/25/15 Homicide (Case #15-12367) resulted in the arrest of Soloman Bowen and Reymundo Perez.

1/8/16 Murder (Case #16-269) resulting in the arrest of Tara McNeill Palajac (family member of victim); 1/29/16 Homicide (Case #16-1040) resulting in arrest of Jonah Castro (friend of the victim); 8/19/16 (Case #16-7700) Murder/Suicide with the suspect identified as Lee Corbin (son of the victim).

Online Crime Alerts and Maps

The Santa Clara Police Department offers online crime alerting and mapping services that provide easy to read incident crime maps and automated alerts. Neighborhood crime data is available in near real-time. Crime information can be found at Crime Reports or LexisNexis

County-wide Crime Statistics

Santa Clara County Law Enforcement Agencies have compiled County-wide crime statistics into one document. The 2016 annual report is available online.  

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