"With the growth in popularity of tribal gaming over the years, and the enlargement of the Chumash Casino on the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians' Reservation, the total number of daily visitors to the area has increased dramatically. With the increased number of visitors comes an increase in the criminal activity at both the Casino and the surrounding community . . . A review of the calls for service at the Casino over the last nine years documents some of the impacts. In 1994, the total activity at the Casino, including calls for service and reports written, was 25. Each year since 1994 the total activity has increased. In the year of 2003, the total activity at the Casino was 300. This is a 1,100% increase of activity during the last nine years at the Casino alone."
-Sheriff Jim Anderson Santa Barbara County Board Agenda Letter
August 26, 2004
Since 2003, calls for service and reports written has climbed again to a whopping 2400% increase in criminal activity at the casino alone since 1994. Calls for service in 1994 was 25. In 2005, it was 598.
Source: These numbers compiled from Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department reports.
CHUMASH CASINO REPORTS WRITTEN & CALLS FOR SERVICE, 1994-2005:
For more information regarding Reports Written and Calls for Service
in association with the Chumash Casino for the years 1994-2005 CLICK HERE.
For a breakdown of the Nature of Calls between 2000 and 2005 CLICK HERE.