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Get information directly from the source by searching through our databases, maps and raw numbers collected by The Star newsroom. Many of these datasets are updated, but some represent a moment in time and have a date stamp on them. If this brings up questions or an idea, contact digital editor Gretchen Machiarella.

Map: Homicides in Ventura County

We track homicides in Ventura County and visualize the characteristics on our interactive graphs.

Illegal immigrants in jail

According to federal statistics, illegal immigrants served 78,376 days in Ventura County jails last year, nearly double the 42,139 days recorded in 2007. We break down the numbers of inmates for the past three years and how much this costs the county and state.

Jail funds fall short of county expenses
Published 6/4/2010 at 8:48 p.m. Read on

County budget data (2012)

Supervisors approve $1.72 billion budget for next fiscal year, marking third year without major cuts to services or jobs in county government

County budget adopted in record time without major cuts
Published 6/18/2012 at 9:13 p.m. Read on

Contributions to presidential candidates

President Obama makes it big in Ventura County with small donations: Locally, president holds more than 2-to-1 edge over Romney

President Obama makes it big in Ventura County with small donations
Published 5/27/2012 at 9:42 p.m. Read on

Ventura County school API scores

Academic Performance Index scores for public elementary, middle and high schools in districts across Ventura County generally improve, but still do not meet federal targets. Check the scores and subject breakdowns for schools in your area on our map.

School test scores improve but miss U.S. targets
Published 9/13/2011 at 11:11 a.m. Read on

Fatal car crashes

In Ventura County, The Star found that 30 percent of fatal accidents involved drunken drivers and 32 percent involved vehicles traveling at unsafe speeds — both results fall close to state and national figures.We analyzed fatal car crash data to see which roads, times and days are the most dangerous for drivers in the area.

Driving riskiest thing people do, yet traffic safety gets little notice
Published 2/6/2010 at 12:00 p.m. Read on

Ventura County's unemployment rates over the years

Explore Ventura County's historic unemployment rate. Rates are reported every month by the state's Employment Development Department. Rates are not seasonally adjusted. Read the latest local economy news here. See more detailed unemployment rate statistics with job force figures, industry averages and city rates here.

Published 12/13/2011 at 5:43 p.m. Read on >>

Ventura County's poor and uninsured

More than one in 10 Ventura County residents lived in poverty in 2010, and more than one of five working-age adults lacked health insurance. The individual median income was $31,062. The county tallies come from a U.S. Census Bureau survey released today, which shows also that most of the numbers didn't grow worse from 2009 and other regions fared worse.

Published 9/22/2011 at 3:39 p.m. Read on >>

Top polluters in Ventura County

Search the database of all polluters or see which companies dispose of which kind of chemicals and toxins near you.

EPA releases list of top polluters in Ventura
Published 4/7/2009 at 12:00 a.m. Read on

Ventura County earthquake fault zone maps

Do you live in Simi Valley, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Meiners Oaks, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Saticoy, Ojai, Camarillo or Ventura, you may live near or on top of an earthquake fault zone. Check out and download a map of the fault lines in your neighborhood.

Earthquake maps now available online
Published 2/10/2011 at 7:06 p.m.Read on

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