This webpage contains crime data for Ventura County, California. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Ventura County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Ventura County, California, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 1999 and 2008 there were 176,529 total crimes reported in Ventura County, California (19,813 of them violent). Of the 17,653 crimes that transpire each year in Ventura County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Ventura County, California every 29 minutes. This includes 243 murders, 1,232 rapes, and close to one hundred and twenty-two thousand thefts (including 15,566 automobile thefts).
Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Ventura County, California for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Ventura County has climbed by 14 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 12 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Ventura County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over twenty thousand for Ventura County, California in 2009.
Crime Data Information
Ventura County, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Ventura County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.