Violent crime in San Diego declined by 8 percent in the first half of
2013, and countywide was at the second lowest level in 10 years, SANDAG
The report showed San Diego had 3.81 violent
crimes per 1,000 residents, down from 4.12 in the same period last year but above the current countywide average of 3.46.
There were a total of 2,514 violent crimes in San Diego in the first half of the year, more than 200 less than the same period last year. The violent crimes included 19 homicides, 143 rapes and 686 robberies.
Countywide a total of 5,431 violent crimes – homicides, rapes, robberies, and
aggravated assaults – were reported to local law enforcement between
January and June 2013. That’s an average of 30 per day, compared to
almost 32 per day during the first six months of 2012, SANDAG reported.
SANDAG said the rate per 1,000 residents was the second lowest in a decade.
turnaround in violent crime is positive news for the San Diego region.
We know from our work with our law enforcement partners that even in the
era of shrinking budgets, they have continued to direct resources to
fight the most serious crimes,” said Dr. Cynthia Burke, SANDAG's Criminal Justice Research
While violent crime was down in San Diego, the city's
property crime rate rose by 3 percent to 23.87 per 1,000 residents.
This was higher than the countywide rate of 22.28 crimes per 1,000
There were 3,043 burglaries and 3,145 vehicle thefts in San Diego in the first six months of the year.
Countywide there were a total of 35,012 property crimes, including 6,921 burglaries and 5,652 vehicle thefts, SANDAG said.
The San Diego Association of Governments the region’s primary public planning,
transportation, and research agency. It is a joint effort by the region’s 18 cities and the county government.