New Crime Stats: First Quarter Overall Crime In 2011 Declines Compared To 2010
As of the end of March 2011, preliminary reported crime data shows that reported overall incidents of violent crimes (Part 1) have declined 10.91 percent, and serious property crimes reported (Part I) have declined by 8.21 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas countywide, compared to last year at this time. These numbers combine to show an 8.73 percent decrease in overall Part I crimes.
As of the end of March 2011, preliminary reported crime data shows that criminal homicides in Sheriff’s patrol areas have decreased by 6.67 percent (five homicides), compared to the same year-to-date (three-month) period last year (46 homicides last year compared to 41 this year). This follows a five-year overall decrease in homicides in 2010. 2010 had the lowest homicide rate (allowing for population changes) in Sheriff’s Department patrol areas since 1965.
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More than 100 pages of details showing preliminary reported crime statistics for the unincorporated communities and 42 contract cities policed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department can be found at www.lasd.org . Visit the “Crime Prevention and Information” page or access them directly at http://file.lacounty.gov/lasd/cms1_148405.pdf
These include year to date (three month) 2011 preliminary reported crime statistics compared to 2010 and compared to five years ago (2006). Reported crimes for each sheriff's station and city include homicides, robberies, burglaries, etc. (To review the statistics, open the file, right click with your computer mouse and use the search engine: http://file.lacounty.gov/lasd/cms1_148405.pdf ).
To view the LASD 1960-2010 homicides and ratios, and 1960-2010 charts of Part 1 crimes and rates on the official website of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (http://www.lasd.org), click on the following link:
Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local sheriff’s station. Or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org .