Wednesday March 23, 2022

     The Ventura Police Division says general crime Inside The metropolis in 2021 dropped by barely Greater than 3.5 % As in contrast with 2020 however solely As a Outcome of of a decrease in property crimes.

     They are saying violent crimes enhance by Greater than 15 %.

     That was The very biggest enhance in violent crime in Ventura in 4 years.

     The department says The rise in violent crime between 2020 and 2021 was probably Launched on by lifting A lot of the preliminary restrictions imposed As a Outcome of of pandemic.

     Every class of violent crime, besides homicides, went up.

     There have been 11 extra reported rapes in 2021 than in 2020, robberies enhanced by 7, and there have been 34 extra aggravated assaults.

     Only homicides went Proper down to none in 2021 As in contrast with 2 in 2020.

     Police say that general property crimes decreased by Greater than 5.5 % to virtually pre-pandemic ranges.

     There have been 41 fewer residential burglaries, 3 much less non-residential burglaries, thefts dropped by 79 in 2021 As in contrast with 2020, car thefts declined by 38, and there have been 11 fewer arsons.