This bike won't be used to run stop signs any time soon

Davis has a reputation as a safe community, but it is not without some crime. Besides bike theft (which is practically guaranteed to happen to unlocked bikes), the occasional violent crime, such as sexual assault, does occur. Sacramento suffers from a poorer reputation in this regard, but things have been improving lately, especially around their Downtown area. In early 2011, Davis experienced a rash of Catalytic Converter Theft.

Crime Prevention Tips: When you are not home hide your valuables! Check your locks on doors and windows and replace them with secure devices as necessary. Pushbutton locks on doorknobs are easy for burglars to open. Install deadbolt locks on all your outside doors. Sliding glass doors are vulnerable. Other windows may need better locks. Check with a locksmith or hardware store for alternatives. Make your home looks occupied, and make it difficult to break in. Leave your lights on even earlier mornings when you leave for work. Turn on your radio when you leave. Trim your shrubbery around your home to reduce cover for burglars. Be a good neighbor. For more tips, see iSeeDavis's interview with a DPD officer.

If you are the victim of a non-violent crime (such as theft, vandalism or harrassment), you can now file a crime report online with the Davis Police Department.

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Hate Crimes

See also incidents of racism. Suspect on far right beneath the Stevenson Bridge

  • March 10, 2013: Mikey Partida severely beaten. According to the Vanguard, Mr. Partida had attended a party at his cousin's apartment and apparently left his keys there and returned to retrieve them, "when a man began kicking and beating him while yelling homophobic slurs." He suffered a fractured skull, bleeding on his brain, multiple fractured bones in his face and a laceration to his head that left a pool of blood on the lawn where he was beaten. Clayton Garzon, a 19 year old Davis resident, was arrested on March 14, 2013 in connection with this incident and charged with Assault causing Great Bodily Injury, Committing a Hate Crime, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Stalking, Committing a felony while on release from custody, and inflicting great bodily injury during the commission of a felony.
    • ABC10 had an interview with Partida (interview can't be found anymore, d.d. July 2019).
    • March 28th, 2013: Suspect Clayton Garzon (seen in photo on right) is out on bail again (he was already out on bail for an unrelated stabbing).
  • May 2012: Ashveer Pal Singh's turban knocked off. In the Sikh religion "Uncut hair, covered by a turban, is a way of connecting to God. It identifies a person as a part of the Sikh community. No one is allowed to touch the turban. The turban is like a part of the body. It is personal space, sacred. The significance of the turban evolved from the historical persecution of Sikhs by other religious groups. At one time, scalps of Sikhs could be sold for a reward. It takes about 20 minutes to tie a turban. When tied correctly a turban is very secure. Knocking a turban off another's head is extremely disrespectful." Kevin McCarty has been accused of a hate crime as a result of the incident.

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