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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Tops In Drops For Violent Crime

baca_2The Santa Clarita Valley Station is tops in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for reducing overall violent crimes over the same period last year.

According to department officials, this matches overall crime declines in the LASD area for the first 9 months year to date 2011 compared to 2010.

Sheriff’s stations experiencing the most significant decreases in overall violent crimes over the same period last year included Santa Clarita Valley Station at 35.2 percent, Avalon Station at 30.4 percent, Malibu/Lost Hills Station at 29.7 percent, Lakewood Station at 24.8 percent, Carson Station at 24.0 percent, Norwalk Station at 21.8 percent, and Crescenta Valley Station at 21.6 percent.

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These include year to date (nine 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, and burglaries.

As of the end of September 2011, preliminary reported crime data shows that reported overall incidents of violent crimes (Part 1) have declined 12.61 percent, and serious property crimes reported (Part I) have declined by 3.5 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas countywide, compared to last year at this time. These numbers combine to show a 5.37 percent decrease in overall Part I crimes.

As of the end of August 2011, preliminary reported crime data shows that criminal homicides decreased by 2.2 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas (131 YTD in 2010 and 127 YTD in 2011), and have decreased by 43.59 percent compared to five years ago (2006).

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.

Most notable, were decreases in homicides in the Carson Station, East Los Angeles and Lancaster Station areas. Carson Station homicides were reduced from 3 homicides this year compared to 6 last year. East Los Angeles Station has had 9 homicides this year, down from 13 homicides last year. Lancaster Station has had 6 homicides this year compared to 8 last year.

119 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 by clicking here.

Continuously available expanded crime mapping for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department patrol areas is available by clicking here.