Uniform Crime Report
updated: Sep 05, 2012, 8:26 PM
By Oxnard PD
Attached are the preliminary crime statistics for the 2012 mid-calendar
year. The Oxnard Police Department reports crime statistics to the FBI for the annual
Uniform Crime Report (UCR). The FBI is responsible for collecting, publishing and
archiving these statistics. This report was conceived in 1929 as a method of providing
reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation.
The report refers to "Part 1 crimes" which include two categories - violent crime and
property crime. Violent crimes include: homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.
Property crimes include: burglary, auto theft, larceny and arson. The table below shows
Part 1 crimes in the city of Oxnard for 2011 and 2012.
Overall, Part 1 crimes increased by 7.9 percent in the first six months of 2012
Violent crimes decreased by 7.7 percent
• The negative total in the rape category is attributed to crimes which
were reported within calendar year 2011, but were deemed unfounded
during calendar year 2012. As a result, there were more reported
crimes unfounded than reported during the first six month period of this
Property crimes increased by 10.7 percent.
• Residential garage burglaries had the most significant increase. In
the first six months of 2011, there were 36 and in 2012, there were
71. The method of entry was "open or unlocked" doors for 30 of these
incidents. Residents are reminded and encouraged to close and lock
their garage doors.
Although Part 1 crimes have increased so far this year as compared to 2011, when
compared to the same time period in 2010, 2012 is still 11% lower. The graph below
shows the number of Part 1 crimes in Oxnard for the first six months, of the past five
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