2018 Quarterly Crime Statistics Monthly summary of Part I Crime statistics
2018 Part I Crime Statistics Calendar year summary
In 2018, the City of Santa Maria experienced an almost 16 percent decrease in overall Part I Crimes, which are categorized by Violent Crimes and Property Crimes. There are 4 crimes in each category that all police agencies are required to report.
Within the Violent Crime category, Homicides doubled from 3 in 2017 to 6 in 2018. The Homicide number is on average with our 5-year average as well as the national average for a city of our size.
Forcible Rape numbers increased slightly by 1 percent from 62 to 63. Aggravated Assaults also increased by almost 5 percent from 266 to 279. However, Robbery decreased from 164 to 161. Overall, Violent Crime for 2018 increased by almost 3 percent.
With respect to Property Crime, Burglaries are down 18 percent from 481 to 393 and Larceny/Theft decreased 22 percent from 1,330 to 1,033. Motor Vehicle Thefts also saw a decrease of 17 percent from 702 to 580. Our Arson numbers did see an increase from 12 to 24. Overall, Property Crime is down almost 20 percent.
NOTE: The offenses listed are in accordance with FBI Uniform Crime Reporting definitions. For further information on Uniform Crime Reporting, please consult the FBI — Uniform Crime Reporting website.