Police Release Fiesta Crime Stats

Most Misdemeanor Arrests Due to Alcohol-Related Incidents

The Santa Barbara Police Department today released crime statistics for this year’s Fiesta celebration, held from Wednesday, August 3 – Sunday, August 7.

According to department spokesperson Sgt. Lorenzo Duarte, the numbers aren’t complete as they only reflect data gathered by officers assigned specifically to Fiesta details. They don’t include patrol arrests or citations. “A good portion of the misdemeanor arrests and cites were for alcohol-related incidents,” said Duarte.

Below is this year’s breakdown, followed by crime data from Fiesta 2010.



Traffic: 244

Parking: 102

Muni Code: 131

Misc. Infractions: 77

Tows: 21

Unlicensed Driver: 19

Suspended License: 4


Felony: 31

Misdemeanor: 112

DUI: 23

Felony DUI: 0



Traffic: 330

Parking: 197

Muni Code: 194

Misc. Infractions: 65

Tows: 52

Unlicensed Driver: 23

Suspended License: 4


Felony: 30

Misdemeanor: 143

DUI: 22

Felony DUI: 2

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