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Youth and Crime Data
Part of the former OGYVP’s mission was the development of reliable and accurate sources of data to measure the scale and characteristics of California's gang problems. OGYVP was created, in part, to serve as a “one-stop shop” for communities looking to access resources and data.
To that end, OGYVP worked with the California Department of Justice and local law enforcement agencies to collect and post crime data related to gang and youth violence in California.
OGYVP also worked to disseminate data related to youth violence and its risk factors. This data can be used assist local jurisdictions in their problem analysis and needs assessment processes – both to better inform policy and program decisions and to facilitate the simpler and more comprehensive preparation of grant applications.
DOJ Crime Data
All of the criminal justice data available here is public information and was provided to OGYVP by the California Department of Justice. The data is organized by jurisdiction (either by county or city) so that visitors to this website can search their own or neighboring jurisdictions. Click on one of the three data sets to the right for available options.
1) Homicide and Gang-Related Homicide: Select your county; cities are listed alphabetically within each county. Data shown is for years 1999-2009.
2) Juvenile Arrest Data: Select your county; cities are listed alphabetically within each county. Data shown is for years 1999-2009.
- Related Report: Juvenile Arrests in California, 1999-2009, Statewide and Local Rates and Trends, December 2010 (pdf). Juvenile crime, as measured by juvenile arrests, has decreased statewide over the last eleven years. However, this oft-quoted trend does not necessarily describe trends at the local level; some counties and cities have seen increases in total, felony, violent offense, and/or misdemeanor arrests. This report compiled local trends and rates among 23 counties and 23 cities. OGYVP found that while juvenile arrests had increased in some local jurisdictions since 1999, many jurisdictions saw an increase in juvenile arrests within the last five years.
3) Youth Victims of Homicide by Firearm: Select your county; cities are listed alphabetically within each county. Data shown is for years 1988-2009.
Other Data Sources
kidsdata.org - Kidsdata.org offers more than 300 indicators on the health and well being of children in communities across California. The web site, launched in 2004, is a project of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. The web site initially provided data for San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, along with statewide comparisons. In 2007, kidsdata.org expanded to include other counties in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Francisco. Also in 2007, a version of kidsdata.org launched in Santa Barbara County. In fall 2009, kidsdata.org expanded to all counties, cities and school districts in California – about 1,600 regions. The data are continually updated, and can be compared by state, counties, cities and school districts (depending on the source). Data can help communities and policy makers make informed decisions regarding the well-being of their children. Please visit the kidsdata.org website for more information.
Healthy City - Healthy City is an information + action resource that unites community voices, rigorous research and innovative technologies to solve the root causes of social inequity. The first of its kind in the country, its team consists of authorities in public policy, research, technology, planning and data analysis. Healthy City provides the public sector with actionable information such as data, maps, and service referrals through our easy-to-use online platform. Healthy City also partners directly with organizations to develop targeted strategies that fuel social change. Healthy city is a project of Advancement Project, founded in 1999. Please visit the Healthy City website for more information.
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