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Crimewatch: December 2023, January 2024

By Sharla Steinman and Junwon Choi

Feb. 2, 2024 5:31 p.m.

Sources: UCPD. Graphic reporting by Sharla Steinman, City and Crime Editor. Interactive by Junwon Choi, Data Editor.

UCPD recorded 1,149 unique entries in its December and January daily crime log.

University police received 257 crime reports in December and January that resulted in active police cases.

Of the 257 crime reports resulting in cases, 105 were open cases and 152 were closed or inactive as of Feb. 1, according to a UCPD crime and fire log.

Theft and burglary was the most common category in December and January, with 11 reports resulting in cases, followed by 16 reports of traffic and vehicular incidents in December and 22 reports of drug and controlled substance instances according to the log.

UCPD also recorded 892 events that did not result in active cases, with the following statuses as of Feb. 1:

Detail handled: no report: 177

Report taken: 125

Information only: 87

Non-criminal matter: 152

Warned or advised: 43

Canceled (by any party): 114

Victim not desirous of report: 51

Referred to outside agency: 52

Unable to locate: 54

Field interviewed: 9

Courtesy report: 6

Citation issued: 1

Unfounded: 5

Of the 892 incidents not resulting in cases, 31 were categorized as rape or other sex crime. UCPD categorized 12 events as rape reports, seven as sexual battery reports and 12 as indecent exposure reports.

Data for this story was obtained as a public record under the Clery Act, which requires universities to report campus crime data.

Some cases listed in this story are currently under investigation. Anyone with information can call UCPD at 310-825-1491.

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Sharla Steinman | City and Crime Editor
Steinman is the 2023-2024 city and crime editor. She was previously a city and crime contributor. She is also a fourth-year political science student.
Steinman is the 2023-2024 city and crime editor. She was previously a city and crime contributor. She is also a fourth-year political science student.
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