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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Updated Homicide Statistics

 

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
 
2010   *177 homicides as of Dec. 19, 2010
2009   216
2008   252
2007   275
2006   323
2005   379
2004   318
2003   327
2002   300
2001   267
2000   272
1999   284
1998   313
1997   337
1996   378
1995   473
1994   465
1993   439
1992   465
1991   462
1990   432
1989   365
1988   337
1987   336
1986   323
1985   287
1984   308
1983   278
1982   293
1981   332
1980   372
1979   350
1978   300
1977   286
1976   248
1975   230
1974   212
1973   197
1972   146
1971   188
1970   131
1969   141
1968   123
1967   116
1966    73
1965    78 
1964    67
1963    50
1962    80
1961    50
1960    52
 
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