Department Data

ARRESTS

Overview

The UCLA Police Department publishes detailed data about UCPD arrests. Information on race, gender, and age of those arrested, as well as year and type of violation, can be found in the interactive tables below. Please be aware of the following:

  • The tables do not include contacts that are now deemed to not have been arrests because no charges were ultimately filed. Due to the lengthy time frame reflected in the data set and inconsistent updates from the court and prosecutors, it is likely that some of the arrests included in the tables are no longer considered arrests. [Penal Code sections 849.5 and 851.6(d)]
  • The tables do not include juvenile arrests. [Welfare and Institutions Code section 827.9]
  • Individuals arrested multiple times may not have provided the same information during each arrest.
  • The tables identify race according to codes used by law enforcement in California. Race is determined:  
    • As perceived by an officer, or
    • Using documents obtained during the law enforcement process, or  
    • As self-reported by an individual.
  • Consistent with state and federal requirements, only one race code is available per arrest, even if an officer perceives an individual as multi-racial or if an individual self-reports as multi-racial. (This limitation will end with the implementation of data collection as a result of the Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015.)


These tables were last updated on April 27, 2021 with data from September 5, 2012 through June 30, 2020.

Additional Information

  • Before May 2021, the UCPD system did not capture UCLA affiliate/non-affiliate status at time of arrest. The majority of individuals arrested by UCPD officers are not students, staff, faculty or even Westwood residents.
  • Many of the calls UCPD receives and officer-initiated stops are for disturbances on the street or for suspicious activity, and many individuals who UCPD arrests are homeless. According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the demographics of the homeless population in Los Angeles City Council District 5, which includes UCLA and surrounding areas, is more than 40% Black/African-American, about 30% White and about 20% Hispanic-Latino.
  • Comparing UCPD arrest demographics to population demographics can be misleading due to the presence of repeat arrestees, the low number of university affiliates and Westwood residents who are arrested, and different demographics for residents and homeless populations.
  • UCPD is coordinating with the California Department of Justice on compliance with The Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015 (RIPA), which seeks to increase transparency and accountability through heightened stop-data reporting requirements. Pursuant to the law, departments of UCPD’s size are required to begin collecting data by January 1, 2022, and to report data by April 2023.

CALLS FOR SERVICE

Overview

The UCLA Police Department handles thousands of police calls each year. These calls are the result of self-initiated activity and requests for service from the public. Each call has a Close Code that represents the disposition of the call. When multiple actions occur on a call, the Close Code that represents the highest level of activity is the only code recorded. 


These tables were last updated on July 21, 2021 with data from September 5, 2012 through July 20, 2021.