The Crime Analysis Unit connects data to decisions by providing
the highest quality analytical products, statistics and maps to
the Sheriff’s Department, our public safety partners, and the
community. Sheriff’s Crime Analysts join criminology theory with
criminal justice practice to analyze crime and disorder in
support of prevention, intervention and suppression strategies.
Crime Analysts assigned to our contract city stations focus on
the tactical analysis of crime trends and patterns, as well as
known offenders in their community. The Crime Analysis Manager
and two Senior Crime Analysts at the Sheriff's headquarters
office provide strategic and administrative analysis, and
coordinate programs and support for station analysts. Crime
Analysis team members strive to achieve the unit vision, “We
answer questions before they’re asked.”
For additional information or to request statistics, please see
the topics and links listed below. If you need additional
assistance, please email the Crime Analysis Unit.
Mapping Crime and Criminals in Your Community
Sheriff’s Crime Analysts employ geographic information systems (GIS) technology to map crime and field incidents in support of crime
prevention programs, problem-solving efforts, investigations and emergency operations.
Well informed people make better decisions. For cities and communities served by the Sheriff, crime reported through the previous day
may be viewed on maps and received through automated e-mail alerts via
Crimemapping.com, a service
of San Diego-based Omega Group, includes links to
crime prevention and community information via the mapped crime incidents.
Timely crime information and a connection to crime prevention resources can help good decisions turn into action that reduces crime.
Registered sex offenders must keep their current address on file with the Sheriff's Licensing Division Interactive
maps and information are available to the public via the California Department of Justice Megan’s Law website.
Crime and Crime Rates
The Sheriff’s Department reports FBI Index crimes of homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft and arson to the
Department of Justice each month for nine cities and the unincorporated communities and areas of the county. The crime rate is the number of FBI Index
crimes per thousand residents in a city, and is commonly referred to in media and research reports. It is important to consider that while the crimes
include those committed in business areas, the crime rate is calculated only by residential population - it is not adjusted for the number of people in
an area for business, education, events or tourism.
Public Safety Research and Statistics from SANDAG
The San Diego Association of Governments, SANDAG, has a Public
Safety program that provides statistics and research support for
policy development and review. Reports and updates are posted
regularly on the SANDAG site.
Crime Statistics for a City or Community
Sheriff’s Department data is shared with other agencies and the
public via ARJIS, the Automated Regional Justice Information
System. ARJIS provides the Crime Stats Reports application with
online instructions. When you “Select Agency” choose County
Sheriff, select the city or area of your choice, then create the
report. Based on the defined date range, a data table or graph
may be selected.