Crime Stats Released,Violent Crimes Down By More Than 10 Percent
Over 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 here.
These include year to date (five 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.
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As of the end of May 2011, preliminary reported crime data shows that reported overall incidents of violent crimes (Part 1) have declined 10.96 percent, and serious property crimes reported (Part I) have declined by 5.47 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas countywide, compared to last year at this time. These numbers combine to show a 6.54 percent decrease in overall Part I crimes.
As of the end of May 2011, preliminary reported crime data shows that criminal homicides increased by two in Sheriff’s patrol areas(71 YTD in 2010 and 73 YTD in 2011), but have decreased by 35%. 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.
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 here.
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 .