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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday February 28th, 2019 :: 01:42 p.m. PST


2018 Crime Statistics

Nature of Incident: 2018 Uniformed Crime Reports (UCR) Crime Statistics
Location: Countywide
In 2018, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office saw a 16-percent decrease in Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) crime statistics for Part 1 crimes (Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Theft and Arson) as compared to 2017. The data represents the information collected from the five contract cities and the unincorporated areas of the county.  The Sheriff’s Office provides police services for the cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, and Thousand Oaks.
Only homicides had an increase from 2017 to 2018. This was due to the Borderline shooting where 12 people lost their lives at the hand of a lone gunman. The Sheriff’s Office had five reported homicides in 2017. However, that number rose to 18 in 2018. 
Aggravated assaults had a 26-percent decrease, and there was a 24-percent decline in robberies.  There were 236 aggravated assaults in 2018, which was down from 317 reported in 2017. Reported robberies fell from 117 in 2017 to 89 in 2018. Overall, violent crime across the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office jurisdictions saw a 21-percent decrease with a total number of 423 incidents, compared to 536 reported incidents in 2017. 
Property crimes (Burglary, Theft, and Arson) continue to be our most common type of crime reported, and accounted for 89-percent of the reported crimes. In particular, there were 1578 reported petty thefts and 1017 reported grand thefts. Although both the reported grand and petty thefts number dropped from 2017, these reported crimes account for the greatest percentage of crime within our jurisdiction. 
Grand theft was down 17 percent, and petty theft saw a 13-percent decrease in 2018. Arson had the greatest percentage decrease at 51 percent, with only 17 reported crimes compared to 35 in 2017. 
The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind residents they can partner with us to reduce crime by reporting suspicious behavior or criminal activity by calling 9-1-1 or our non-emergency line at (805) 654-9511. We would also like to remind residents to lock their vehicles and not leave valuables visible inside. 
For a copy of the full report go to
For questions on specific patrol area crime statistics, please contact:
Camarillo Police Department:
Commander Dave Murray: 805 388-5102
Fillmore Police Department:
Captain Eric Tennessen: 805 524-2233
Moorpark Police Department:
Captain John Reilly: 805 532-2705
Ojai Police Department:
Captain James Fryhoff: 805 646-1414
Thousand Oaks Police Department:
Commander Tim Hagel: 805 494-8265
Prepared by: Captain Eric Hatlee  
News Release Date: February 28, 2019  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Eric Hatlee (805) 947-8253
[email protected]
Sergeant Eric Buschow (805) 947-8129
[email protected]
Approved by:
Assistant Sheriff Chris Dunn

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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