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Crime Statistics
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).

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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. 

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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
Homicide 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

2+
Rape 4 4 2 2 3 2 3 4 2 1 5

32
Robbery 3 5 2 0 5 7 8 2 11 29 6

78
Assault (simple & aggravated) 34 34 45 14 39 44 50 53 36 61 55

491
Burglary 44 33 33 26 16 24 28 48 43 51 37

368
Larceny - Theft 235 197 218 184 196 151 253 320 245 275 249

2,523
Vehicle - Theft 30 54 36 29 23 24 28 33 24 45 34

360
 Arson  0  1  0  0    7
Part I Crime Totals 350 328 337 267 283 252 371 462 362 463 386

3,861

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).

+ 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.

Traffic Violations

   September, 2017

 August, 2017

 July, 2017

 2017 - Year to Date  2016 - Year to Date
Traffic Citations  527  643  484  5,258  7,488
 Parking Citations  708  484  615  4,936  4,524

 

 

 

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