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, 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.

I want to map recently reported crime and sign up for automated e-mail alerts.

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.

I want to view a map of registered sex offenders in my community.

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.

I want to see crime and crime rates for 2013.
I want to see total crimes by category and percent changes for 2013.
I want to see crime rates for Sheriff’s areas for the past 10 years.

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.

I want to review public safety statistics and research for our region.

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.

I want crime statistics for a city, community or area in San Diego County.
Find your Sheriff’s BCS (Bureau of Crime Statistics) area