For Patrol and Reporting purposes, the City is divided into 6 Beats containing multiple Report Districts (Neighborhoods) within each Beat. View the Santa Barbara Beat Map or the Santa Barbara Report Districts Map.
For Service Activity, a telephone call to the Communications (Dispatch) Center for officer assistance is considered a Call for Service. Not all Calls for Service result in a Police report. View a history of Calls for Service, either Citywide or by individual Report District.
Reports taken at the scene of an incident are called Offense Reports, referred to as a GO (General Offense) report. View a history of all GO reports, either Citywide or by individual Report District.
For Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), the FBI defines the following as Part 1 crimes: Homicide, Forcible Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny-Theft, Motor Vehicle Theft, and Arson. This information may be obtained from the FBI website here: http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm.
Burglary can be defined as the crime of breaking into a vehicle, house, store, or other enclosure with the intent to steal. Click the following for the latest map: Commercial Burglary, Residential Burglary, Vehicle Burglary.
Robbery can be defined as the taking of money or goods in the possession of another, from his or her person or immediate presence, by force or intimidation. Click here for the latest map: Robbery.
Offense activity for a number of California cities, including Santa Barbara, can be found at http://www.spotcrime.com/. Activity by hundred block, for a specified set of offenses, is submitted to this site on a weekly basis.