Violent and overall crime decreases in LASD area in first 8 months of 2013 compared to 2012. Property crime increases. Overall 5 year decrease in crime continues.
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These include year-to-date (YTD) August 2013 preliminary reported crime statistics compared to 2012 and compared to five years ago (2008). 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 August 2013, preliminary reported crime data shows that reported overall incidents of violent crimes (Part 1) have decreased 8.13 percent, and property crimes reported (Part I) have increased by 1.39 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas countywide, compared to last year at this time. These numbers combine to show a .40 percent decrease in overall Part I crimes.
In comparison, the five year (2013/2008) change in YTD crime rate for August, preliminary crime data shows that overall incidents of violent crimes reported (Part 1) have decreased by 25.59 percent, and property crimes reported (Part 1) have decreased by 9.97 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas countywide, compared to five years ago. These numbers combined to show a 13.13 percent decrease in overall Part 1 crimes.
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As of the end of August 2013, preliminary reported crime data shows that criminal homicides increased by 2.63% in Sheriff’s patrol areas (112 YTD in 2013 compared to 109 YTD in 2012), and have decreased by 33.90% compared to five years ago (175 YTD in 2008). 2012 had the lowest homicide rate (allowing for population changes) in Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department patrol areas since 1965.
Population source for crime rates per 10,000 population: 2001- 2009 population projections from the Chief Administrative Officer's (CAO) Office of Urban Research and California Department of Finance. 2011 and 2012 Year-To-Date (YTD) population source from the 2010 United States Census Population count.
Note: The LASD East Los Angeles Station has policed the unincorporated area of East Los Angeles and the city of Commerce for many years. Beginning July 1, 2010, East Los Angeles Station added the policing of the cities of Maywood and Cudahy. This should be considered when comparing 2012/2013 crime statistics to 2008.
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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
Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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