Security: 2032.6

Number of crimes per 100,000 people (including violent and property), reported to law enforcement. Reflecting most recent data available (2017).

  

The number of overall crimes in San Diego County have been declining since we began measuring this indicator.  The report below shows the following charts: Data by Year and Region. Simply click the report's forward or back arrow to view each chart. (Reports are best viewed and printed in Google Chrome.)

  

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 Why measure overall crime?

Crime can have a significant impact on the well-being of the population and contributes to premature death and disability, poor mental health, and lost productivity. Exposure to crime and violence has been shown to increase stress, which may:

  • Worsen hypertension and other stress-related disorders
  • Contribute to the increased prevalence of certain illnesses, such as upper respiratory illness and asthma, in neighborhoods with high levels of violence
  • Lead people to engage in unhealthy behaviors such as smoking in an effort to reduce or cope with stress.

Neighborhoods with high violence are thought to encourage isolation and therefore inhibit the social support needed to cope with stressful events. Evaluations, such as the County Health Rankings, measure crime statistics as indicators for success.

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What is Being Done

  • Community Collaborative Supervision (CCS) is a collaborative effort of the Probation Department and the Sheriff’s Department. The Probation Department provides information and criminal intelligence to assist the Sheriff’s Department in solving crimes, and the Sheriff’s Department assists the Probation Department in the field supervision and enforcement of court orders. Functioning together, these departments maximize limited resources, while ensuring that those on probation are abiding by the conditions of probation and all laws. There is an exerted effort to increase supervision techniques, reduce recidivism and identify those probationers that are continuing a criminal lifestyle. The purpose of CCS is to provide the citizens of San Diego County safe and livable communities. This will be accomplished by combining the resources of both agencies in order to more efficiently and effectively communicate, share information, identify suspects/probationers engaged in continued criminal conduct, complete field supervision operations, ensure compliance with court orders and laws, and encourage participation in rehabilitative programs for those on probation.
  • Information-Led Policing: The Sheriff’s Department began taking full advantage of new crime analysis capabilities to identify criminal hotspots and high-risk offenders. The Community Collaborative Supervision (CCS) program partnered Deputy Sheriffs with county Probation Officers to identify convicted offenders as they left our jails and entered the community. Meanwhile, the Sheriff’s Analysis Driven Law Enforcement (SADLE) team took the principles of information-led policing and began applying them proactively to prevent and disrupt crime.

   

  

   

   

SANDAG’s Criminal Justice Research Division supports local criminal justice planning and policy-making by providing analyses of crime occurrence, crime trends, response to crime in the region and other topics of interest to criminal justice agencies, school administrators, public officials, city and county administrators, social service and health agencies, and the general public.

  • SANDAG’s monthly 'CJ Flash' provides brief monthly findings that report on current projects and other topics. To view the monthly 'CJ Flash' click here.
  • To view SANDAG's current crime report, 'Thirty-Nine Years of Crime in the San Diego Region: 1980 Through 2018', click here.
  • To view SANDAG’s annual CJ Arrest Bulletin, 'Arrests in San Diego County 2017' , click here .
  • To view SANDAG's CJ Bulletin '2018 Juvenile Arrestee Drug Use in the San Diego County Region', click here.

  

      

Expanded Indicators Related to Security   

Other related indicators such as Unintentional Injuries, Perception of Safety, Violent Crime, and Property Crime are reported below. The report below shows the following charts: Data by Year, HHSA Service Region, City and Sub-regional Areas. Simply click the report's forward or back arrow to view each chart.

  

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Footnotes