Crime Statistics for 2012
The Part I Crime totals for the City of Santa Clara for 2012 are listed below. Part I Crimes are crimes that 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.
What is Uniform Crime Reporting?
Uniform Crime Reporting 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 table includes annual totals for the 2011 and 2012 Part I Crimes:
|Part I Crimes
|Assault (simple & aggravated)
|Larceny - Theft
|Vehicle - Theft
|Calls for Service
|Percent of Calls Resulting in a Report
|Officer Initiated Activity
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 http://www.raidsonline.com/?address=Santa%20Clara,%20CA.