Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics

Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) is a nationwide, collective effort by law enforcement agencies to present a standardized view of crime.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) established the standards on how crimes should be categorized and counted.  The Santa Ana Police Department analyzes the relevant crime data and then provides the calculated statistical reports to the California Department of Justice for inclusion in state and national crime data.  Additional information and tools related to the UCR program can be found at the FBI and Department of Justice websites.

This monthly report contains the key crime metrics reported in the UCR report and compares them to previous periods (i.e. month to month and year to date).

Monthly Report

Categorization of Crimes

The categorization of crimes is a complex process that involves analyzing the specific circumstances of each crime.  Below is a list of the types of crimes that are included in each category.

 

Category

Included Crimes

Homicide1

Murder; negligent manslaughter; non-negligent manslaughter

Rape1

Rape by force, fear, drug, or victim otherwise unable to give consent; sexual assault on a minor; other sexual assaults

Robbery2

Armed robbery; robbery by force or fear; carjacking

Assault1

Assault by a weapon, force, or chemical; assault of a spouse/cohabitant; physical assault of a child; shooting at an inhabited dwelling or vehicle; kidnapping; less severe sexual assaults; criminal threats; stalking; extortion

Burglary2

Forcible entry and theft from a building

Larceny2

Taking of money or property without the use of force or fear; shoplifting; vehicle burglary

Auto Theft2

Theft of a motor vehicle

Arson2

Arson its various forms


1 These offenses are counted per victim in the UCR report.

2 These offenses are counted per incident in the UCR report.