Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

Remember a few weeks back when we noticed that the SAPD was no longer reporting crime data to Crimemapping – a website that logs crime activity throughout the U.S.? Well today the SAPD finally admitted what happened.

The SAPD noted in a press release that  the Department changed its computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system and apparently because of that the link between the CAD and stopped working and had to be rebuilt.

Apparently the link has been restored as we can now look at Santa Ana’s crime information once again, here. I wish I could tell you that there is good news – but just in the past three days 341 crimes have been recorded, including:

  • 12 weapon-related incidents
  • 52 assaults
  • 139 disturbing the peace incidents
  • 23 motor vehicle thefts
  • 13 DUIs
  • 19 burglaries
  • and 7 robberies

So the situation in our city remains tough – but at least now we can find out for ourselves how bad things really are in Santa Ana.

By Editor

Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

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