SANDAG: San Diego crime rates mixed across county

Posted at 3:00 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 18:04:51-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Overall crime rates in San Diego are at historically low levels. But it's a mixed bag when you break down new statistics today from SANDAG.

The good news is that property crime is down so far in 2017.

Car thefts are down by 13-percent while burglary and larceny are each down by 9-percents for violent crime, it really depends on where you live.

SANDAG breaks down the numbers into 17 jurisdictions. Violent crime is up this year in 12 of them.

Those communities with a rise in crime were Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Encinitas, Lemon Grove, San Marcos, Santee, Vista, Fallbrook, Lakeside, Spring Valley, and Valley Center.

Homicides are down 14-percent and rape is down by three. But robberies are up 3-percent and aggravated assault has increased 1-percent.