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The Santa Clara Police Department participates in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, which is a statewide law enforcement program designed to provide a nationwide view of criminal activity. The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program to classify crime into two groups: Part I and Part II offenses, and each participating agency is required to report Part I crime statistics on a monthly basis to the California Department of Justice (DOJ), which is then forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
Part I offenses are selected for submission to the DOJ because they are considered to be the crimes most likely reported, and considered as crimes that occur at a sufficient frequency for comparative purposes. These offenses are broken down further into two classifications: violent crimes and property crimes.
The FBI combines criminal data from each participating agency and publishes their findings in an annual Uniform Crime Report. Further information regarding participating agencies and/or crime statistics for a given jurisdiction, can be found at: https://www.ucrdatatool.gov/Search/Crime/Crime.cfm.
The following tables provide a measure of Part I crimes in the City of Santa Clara for the current and previous years. It should be noted that the 2017 crime statistics listed below 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|
|Assault (simple & aggravated)||34||34||45||14||39||44||50||53||36||61||55
|Larceny - Theft||235||197||218||184||196||151||253||320||245||275||249
|Vehicle - Theft||30||54||36||29||23||24||28||33||24||45||34
|Part I Crime Totals||350||328||337||267||283||252||371||462||362||463||386
|Part I Crimes||2012||2013||2014||2015||2016|
|Homicide||0||0||0||1 **||3 ^|
|Rape||9||13||28 *||20 *||17 *|
|Assault (simple & aggravated)||688||548||568||526||481|
|Larceny - Theft||2,273||2,169||2,287||2,641||2,035|
|Vehicle - Theft||449||393||404||399||413|
|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|
|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).
+ 7/5/17 Homicide (Case #17-5727) resulting in the arrests of Eric Carter and Giovanny Ortiz on 7/7/17; 8/8/17 (Case #17-6766) with the suspect identified as Michael Reyer (husband of 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.
|2017 - Year to Date||2016 - Year to Date|