Saratoga by the Numbers
Below is a breakdown of recent crime-related statistics in Saratoga. Find additional crime data or sign up to receive a weekly summary of the Sheriff’s Office activity in Saratoga on the City’s website. Near real-time data is also available at www.crimereports.com.
On average, there are 6 to 9 incidents of identity theft, forgery, or fraud in Saratoga each month. With so much personal information available on the internet, identity theft and fraud can happen to anyone and victims frequently suffer lasting impacts, such as damaged credit.
As tax season concludes, residents should be aware of scams targeting taxpayers. These scams can include phone calls from individuals posing as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees or fake emails that appear to be sent from the IRS requesting personal information. To protect yourself, remember:
- The IRS will never threaten to have you arrested or revoke your driver’s license for failing to pay fees
- You always have the opportunity to question or appeal IRS fees
- The IRS will never require immediate payment by prepaid debit card, gift card, or wire transfer
- The IRS does not initiate contact by email, text, or social media to request personal or financial information
Additional information is available on the IRS website.