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Violent Crime Jumped in T.O. in 2023

Sheriff Jim Fryhoff released the 2023 crime statistics for all areas serviced by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, which includes Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Thousand Oaks and unincorporated Ventura County.

Thousand Oaks reported an 86 percent increase in violent crimes from 2022 to 2023 after seeing a 19 percent decline from 2021 to 2022. There were five homicides in the city last year, more than the previous two years combined. While rapes and violent robberies declined, aggravated assaults have nearly tripled since 2020. Overall, in the same period, the population in Thousand Oaks declined by nearly 3,500 residents.

Property crimes overall saw a small decline since 2022 and a larger 7 percent drop since 2021, but the number of grand thefts, those valued at over $950, surged in 2023. There were 642 reported crimes during 2023, up 9 percent from 2022 and up 11 percent from 2021.

Petty theft, valued at less than $950, remained high at 502 reported crimes. Burglaries, residential and other, also remained higher than 2022 figures.

Among all the areas serviced by the Sheriff’s office, only Fillmore, Ojai and unincorporated areas saw declines in reported thefts. They otherwise followed similar trends to Thousand Oaks.

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