Vista's Crime Rate Falls in Mid-Year Regional Crime Stats
Public safety is a top priority for the City of Vista and the Vista Sheriff’s Departments works to keep the community safe by addressing crime, responding to life and property emergencies, and preparing for disasters.
A mid-year crime report published by the San Diego Association of Governments shows that homicides, rapes and property crimes declined in the City of Vista during the first half of 2017. The study compares the number of crimes to the same time the previous year and includes statistics reported to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. The City of Vista contracts with the Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement.
The study found that the City of Vista’s overall FBI Index Crime rate per 1,000 population (homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft) has fallen to just under 19 percent. This is an eight percent decrease when compared to 2016, dropping 25 percent since 2013. The City’s property crime rate (burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft) dropped by 10 percent when compared to 2016. Another category, violent crime increased slightly over last year.
Over the past few years, the Vista Sheriff’s Station has focused on analyzing data, tracking crime patterns and anticipating areas where crime may occur. This intelligence-led policing strategy effort has been key in reducing the crime rate in the city of Vista.
The complete report can be found here.