January 12, 2012

Downtown Arrests: 2011 Recap

Over the next two weeks the Santa Cruz Police Department will be analyzing crime data from 2011. Last week, we took a look at party/noise calls and bike thefts. This week we've looked at the number of injury accidents in our city, the total amount of Part 1 violent crime incidents stolen/recovered cars in 2011. Today we take a look at downtown arrests. We see that downtown arrest numbers were down 16% from 2010.

These numbers provide a simple indication of crime in the downtown area. The most common arrest in the downtown area is for public intoxication. 

2011 -- 1,011
2010 -- 1,210
2009 -- 1,064