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

Ventura County pensions over $100,000

More than 300 county government retirees are drawing pensions exceeding $100,000 annually, often for tens of thousands of dollars more than they earned in base pay. Explore county base salaries with various compensations and unions of hundreds of retirees.

Six-figure pensions for county employees costing $42 million
Published 5/21/2011 at 3:57 p.m. Read on

Ventura County cellphone count and charges

One-fourth of the workforce in county government and the Board of Supervisors have been issued taxpayer-funded cellphones at an annual cost of close to $950,000, public records show. Take a look at the number and charges on these county cellphones.

County looking at reducing employees' cellphone use
Published 4/8/2009 at 8:15 a.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

How much money are workers and industries making?

Ventura County ranked 12th in the state in 2009 in per capita personal income, at $45,908, which is 108 percent of the state's average of $42,395 and 116 percent of the nation's average of $39,635, according to the report. Find out how the incomes of citizens and industries fluctuated over the years.

Recession's impact reflected in personal income data
Published 4/21/2011 at 2:39 p.m.Read on

Local real estate sales and prices

Updated report on the housing market for existing home sales in Ventura County from DataQuick Information Systems. Charts track trends in the median home price, sales rates and year-over-year changes in the market.

For the latest business and real estate stories
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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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