Sheriff’s Analysis Group
The Sheriff’s Analysis Group (SAG) informs decision-making by providing the highest quality analytical services, intelligence products, statistics, and geospatial analysis to the Sheriff’s Department, our public safety partners, and the community. The Sheriff’s Analysis Group provides timely and accurate tactical, strategic, administrative and operational intelligence analysis of data relating to crime in support of the Department’s goals and information-led policing efforts. The Sheriff’s Analysis Group is comprised of analysts that are deployed to units in patrol, investigations, courts, detentions, and SAG headquarters. The spectrum of services for the Sheriff’s Analysis Group includes: tactical analysis of crime trends, patterns, and known offenders; administrative analysis of law enforcement projects and programs; and operational and strategic analysis of criminal organizations and threats to the community. The Sheriff’s analysts all strive to meet the vision of innovative delivery of analytic excellence for increased public safety.
For additional information or to request statistics, please see the topics and links listed below. If you need additional assistance, please email the Sheriff’s Analysis Group.
Mapping Crime and Criminals in Your Community
Sheriff’s analysts employ geographic information systems (GIS) technology to map crime and field incidents in support of crime prevention programs, problem-solving efforts, investigations and emergency operations.
Well informed people make better decisions. For cities and communities served by the Sheriff, crime reported through the previous day may be viewed on maps and received through automated e-mail alerts via Crimemapping.com, a service of San Diego-based Omega Group, includes links to crime prevention and community information via the mapped crime incidents. Timely crime information and a connection to crime prevention resources can help good decisions turn into action that reduces crime.
Registered sex offenders must keep their current address on file with the Sheriff's Licensing Division Interactive maps and information are available to the public via the California Department of Justice Megan’s Law website.
Crime and Crime Rates
The Sheriff’s Department reports FBI Index crimes of homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft and arson to the Department of Justice each month for nine cities and the unincorporated communities and areas of the county. The crime rate is the number of FBI Index crimes per thousand residents in a city, and is commonly referred to in media and research reports. It is important to consider that while the crimes include those committed in business areas, the crime rate is calculated only by residential population - it is not adjusted for the number of people in an area for business, education, events or tourism.
Division of Inspectional Services
The Sheriff’s Division of Inspectional Services (DIS) was established to strengthen the overall efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of the organization.
The Division strives to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the operations and management of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. DIS is the department liaison with the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) to enhance transparency and cooperation in the civilian oversight of department operations.
Additionally, DIS is respoinsible for compiling analytical data regarding use or force incidents, Internal Affairs investigations and overall Sheriff’s activity. Monthly and annual reports are provided to the public with the intention to inform and maintain open lines of communication between the Sheriff’s Department and those we serve.
Public Safety Research and Statistics from SANDAG
The San Diego Association of Governments, SANDAG, has a Public Safety program that provides statistics and research support for policy development and review. Reports and updates are posted regularly on the SANDAG site.
Crime Statistics for a City or Community
Sheriff’s Department data is shared with other agencies and the public via ARJIS, the Automated Regional Justice Information System. ARJIS provides the Crime Stats Reports application with online instructions. When you “Select Agency” choose County Sheriff, select the city or area of your choice, then create the report. Based on the defined date range, a data table or graph may be selected.