Report Details Latest San Diego Crime Statistics

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Readers can get comprehensive analysis on the latest San Diego crime statistics in the newest crime statistics report. The report details property and violent crimes in the San Diego area, comparisons to 2010 statistics and which neighborhoods are experiencing the most reports of crime in 2012.

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The new crime report provides information on the most recent San Diego crime rates. The reporting data consists of the latest reports from the San Diego Police Department and the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports. The report below includes the entire city of San Diego, comparing the numbers to 2011 and pointing out which neighborhoods are experiencing the highest crime rates so far in 2012.

January 2012 - 3     /    January 2011 - 6

Aggravated Assault
January 2012 - 266     /    January 2011 - 302

Armed Robbery
January 2012 - 48     /    January 2011 - 37

Strong Arm Robbery
January 2012 - 86     /    January 2011 - 98

January 2012 - 23     /    January 2011 - 24

Residential Burglary
January 2012 - 287     /    January 2011 - 370

Non-residential Burglary
January 2012 - 172     /    January 2011 - 203

January 2012 - 1502     /    January 2011 - 1446

Motor Vehicle Theft
January 2012 - 624     /    January 2011 - 531

Based on the January 2012 crime reports San Diego will likely see lower violent crimes committed overall, while property crimes such as Theft increase slightly. The San Diego Police Department has been working diligently for years in an effort to reduce crime, which does appear to be down dramatically compared to 2008. However, not all efforts have been widely approved of, including the city curfew enforcement in some neighborhoods which coincidentally was ramped up in 2008.

The effort was aimed at reducing crimes against kids under 18 as well as reducing the number of teens committing crimes themselves. Recent third party analysis has taken a hard look at the program and found that it may not be as effective as supporters have touted it to be. The analysis showed that juvenile crime dropped more in the last five years in areas without the curfew enforcement than those with it.

Asst. Police Chief Boyd Long invites the recent scrutiny. He expressed his positive take on the independent analysis which the police department hadn't itself done yet. But as City Council President Tony Young stated, "I've learned it's dangerous to make decisions solely on numbers." The analysis has raised questions but there are no plans to roll back the curfew enforcement.
The San Diego Police Department includes information on 123 neighborhoods in their crime reporting. Below are the neighborhoods with the highest incidence of crime and the total number of crimes committed in January of 2012.

  •     Serra Mesa - 50
  •     Midway District - 54
  •     Carmel Valley - 55
  •     Ocean Beach - 58
  •     San Ysidro - 59
  •     East Village - 62
  •     Clairemont Mesa East - 63
  •     Hillcrest - 65
  •     Mission Valley West - 67
  •     La Jolla - 85
  •     Mission Valley East - 92
  •     North Park - 94
  •     Mira Mesa - 96
  •     University City - 105
  •     Pacific Beach - 163

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