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 transitioned from the Summary model to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), or more specifically the California Incident-Based Reporting System (CIBRS), in August of 2022.  The Department provides crime data 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 California Department of Justice websites.

These reports contain counts of key crime metrics reported in the UCR submission and compares them to previous periods (i.e. month to month and year to date).  Comparisons are only available for those months where the previous period was reported under the CIBRS model.

Monthly report

Annual 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
Homicide Murder; negligent manslaughter; non-negligent manslaughter
Rape Rape by force, fear, drug, or victim otherwise unable to give consent; sexual assault on a minor; other sexual assaults
Robbery Armed robbery; robbery by force or fear; carjacking
Assault 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
Burglary Forcible entry and theft from a building
Larceny Taking of money or property without the use of force or fear; shoplifting; vehicle burglary
Auto theft Theft of a motor vehicle
Arson Arson its various forms
Forgery / Fraud Various forms of fraud; identity theft; criminal computer hacking; counterfeiting; forgery
Drug-Related Drug offenses; drug equipment offenses
Human Trafficking /Prostitution Human trafficking; involuntary servitude; prostitution, assisting /promoting prostitution, purchasing prostitution
Other Sex Crimes Statutory rape; criminal pornography/obscene materials; incest
Weapon Violations Illegal possession of weapons, etc.
Vandalism / Destruction of Property Vandalism; malicious mischief
Other Kidnapping/abduction; extortion/blackmail ;gambling offenses; animal cruelty; receiving/possessing stolen property; bribery


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