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Crimewatch: February 2024

By Sharla Steinman and Junwon Choi

March 2, 2024 9:11 p.m.

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

UCPD recorded 657 unique entries in its February daily crime log.

University police received 142 crime reports in February that resulted in active police cases.

Of the 142 crime reports resulting in cases, 63 were open cases and 79 were closed or inactive as of March 1, according to the UCPD crime and fire log.

Theft and burglary was the most common category, with 54 reports resulting in cases, followed by 15 reports of vandalism, according to the log.

UCPD also recorded 515 events that did not result in active cases, with the following statuses as of March 1:

Detail handled: no report: 108

Report taken: 74

Information only: 51

Non-criminal matter: 103

Warned or advised: 24

Canceled (by any party): 63

Victim not desirous of report: 25

Referred to outside agency: 35

Unable to locate: 21

Field interviewed: 5

Courtesy report: 7

Citation issued: 0

Unfounded: 1

Of the 515 incidents not resulting in cases, 10 were categorized as rape or other sex crimes. UCPD categorized four events as rape reports, four as sexual battery reports and two as indecent exposure reports.

Data for this story was obtained as a public record under the Jeanne 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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