Overall 2010 Crime Declines in Communities Policed by the LASD *Updated Statistics*
Original story, December 10, 2010
Over 100 pages of details showing 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 2010 reported crime statistics compared to 2009 and compared to five years ago (2005). 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.)
As of the end of November 2010, preliminary crime data shows that criminal homicides in Sheriff’s patrol areas have decreased by 12.5 percent, compared to the same year-to-date period last year (191 homicides last year compared to 169 this year). This follows a five-year continuous decrease, resulting in a 50.49 percent decrease in homicides compared to five years ago, and the lowest homicide rate since 1975.
Most notable, were decreases in homicides in the Compton Station area (including the city of Compton and nearby unincorporated areas) and Century Station area (which includes the city of Lynwood and nearby unincorporated areas). Compton Station homicides have reduced by 31.6 percent, with 38 homicides last year compared to 26 this year. Century Station had 32 homicides during the same period last year, as compared to 24 homicides this year, for a 25 percent decrease.
Reported incidents of violent crimes (Part I) have declined 1.4 percent, and serious property crimes reported (Part I) have declined by 3.14 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas countywide, compared to last year at this time. These numbers combine to show a 2.79 percent decrease in overall Part I crimes. Sheriff’s stations experiencing the most significant decreases in overall violent crimes (Part I) over the same period last year included Walnut Station at 22.8 percent, Industry Station at 23.16 percent, Marina del Rey Station at 22.9 percent and Altadena Station at 18.8 percent.
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Homicides, 1960‐2010 (Year To Date, Dec. 19, 2010) - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department patrol area
The below chart documents the number of homicides in communities policed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department starting with 1960.
This does not reflect the homicide ratio, as it does not allow for the substantial changes in population over the past 50 years in the area policed.
This does not include the tragedy and description of the circumstances of each homicide. (Through to the end of November, 2010, over 100 pages of details showing 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 )
Homicides since 1960 in communities policed by the LASD:
473 homicides in 1995 – the highest number of homicides since 1960 197 homicides in 1973 – the last year there were less than 200 homicides in one year 146 homicides in 1972 – the lowest number of homicides in the last 38 years
Variations in population coverage and reporting practices may cause differences in reporting from year to year.
Sources: FBI, Uniform Crime Reports, prepared by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data; Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Statistical Summary 1960‐1973 Prepared by the personnel of the LASD Crime Analysis Program
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