Press release - Uniformed Crime Reporting – 2009 & 2010 Statistical Comparison

Published 1/25/2011 (all press releases for this day)

Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Uniformed Crime Reporting – 2009 & 2010 Statistical Comparison
DATE/TIME: January 20, 2011
PREPARED BY: Karen Moore, Crime Analyst II

DETAILS:

 
The following data is the summarized crime comparison for calendar years 2009 and 2010.  The data is taken from the Uniform Crime Report, Schedule A, which is sent to the Department of Justice.
 
Overall, Part I Crimes for calendar year 2010 decreased by 2.9%. During this time frame, there were 4,730 Part I crimes reported compared to 4,869 for calendar year 2009.  The chart below categorizes the crime by type, class, numerical difference and percent change.
 
 

Part I Crimes
 
2009
 
2010
Numerical Difference
Percent
Change
Violent Crimes
 
 
 
 
Homicide
13
8
-5
-38.5%
Rape
25
19
-6
-24.0%
Robbery
384
329
-55
-14.3%
Aggr. Assault
350
335
-15
-4.3%
Total
772
691
-81
-10.5%
Property Crimes
 
 
 
 
Burglary
704
785
81
11.5%
Auto Theft
454
473
19
4.2%
Larceny
2,929
2,760
-169
-5.8%
Arson
10
21
11
110.0%
Total
4,097
4,039
-58
-1.4%
 
 
 
 
 
Grand Total
4,869
4,730
-139
-2.9%

Violent Crime
Violent crimes decreased by ten and five tenths of a percent (10.5%).  There were 691 violent crimes during calendar year 2010 and 772 during 2009.  All crime categories of this type:  homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault reflect decreases.
 
The crime classification of robbery experienced the largest decrease. There were 55 fewer crimes of this type reported in 2010.  A review of in-house statistical data revealed that citywide the majority of the decrease was from fewer street robberies.  The decrease in commercial robberies was minimal.
 
Property Crimes
Crimes against property decreased by one and four tenths of a percent (1.4%) in 2010 with 4,039 crimes reported compared to 4,097 crimes in 2009.  Within the property crime category, larceny had the only reduction.  There 169 fewer larcenies reported in 2010, a 5.8% decrease.  A review of in-house statistics revealed a substantial decrease in shoplifts.  There were 749 crimes of this type reported in 2010, 157 fewer than what was reported in 2009.
 
With regard to increases within property crimes, burglary and arson have the most significant increases.   A review of in-house statistical data revealed that the majority of the increase in burglaries is attributed to residential burglaries.  With regard to arsons, the increase is attributed to vehicle related arsons within the City.  In 2009 there were 5 vehicle related arsons reported, compared to 11 in 2010.
 
Summary
For calendar year 2010, the City of Oxnard experienced a 2.9% decrease in Part I crimes, a 10.5% decrease in violent crimes and 1.4% decrease in property crime.


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