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Homicides Down, Overall Crime Increases In County Areas

Trend shows a 5 percent decrease in overall crimes, authorities revealed.

Homicides decreased in areas serviced by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, with overall crime increases in the eleventh month (January to November 2012) period compared last year.

At the end of November 2012, preliminary reported crime data shows that reported overall incidents of violent crimes have increased by 2.94 percent. Serious property crimes reported have increased by 4.33 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas countywide, compared to last year at this time. These numbers combine to show a 4.06 percent increase in overall crimes, authorities said.

Over five years, 2007-2012, preliminary crime data shows that reported overall incidents of violent crimes reported have decreased by nearly 24 percent, and serious property crimes reported have decreased by almost 15 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas countywide. These numbers combined to show a 16.55 percent decrease in overall crimes, authorities said.

At the end of November 2012, preliminary reported crime data shows that criminal homicides decreased by 3.7 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas, 151 year to date in 2012 compared to 156 in 2011.  and have decreased by 36.59 percent, 246 homicides), compared to five years ago. Last year had the lowest homicide rate (allowing for population changes) in in LASD service areas since 1965, authorities said.

Reported crimes for each Sheriff's station and city include homicides, robberies, burglaries and others, authorities said.

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RT December 10, 2012 at 05:00 PM
I'm glad I won't get murdered but it's still likely they'll steal my stuff? /:
Reiu K December 11, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Homicides are down because the recent attempted murder(s) or drive by shootings the perpetrators have missed the target.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK December 11, 2012 at 04:02 AM
Reiu: either that or they could not afford ammunition.

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