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Overall Incidents Of Violent Crime Down 13 Percent

khts_crime_genericAs of the end of October 2011, preliminary reported crime data shows that reported overall incidents of violent crimes (Part 1) have declined 13 percent, and serious property crimes reported (Part I) have declined by 3.13 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas countywide, compared to last year at this time. These numbers combine to show a 5.17 percent decrease in overall Part I crimes.


As of the end of October 2011, preliminary reported crime data shows that criminal homicides decreased by 2 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas (144 YTD in 2010 and 141 YTD in 2011), and have decreased by 44.94% compared to five years ago (2006).

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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, Temple Station and East Los Angeles Station areas. Carson Station homicides have reduced by 66 percent, with 9 homicides 2010 (YTD) compared to 3 in 2011 (YTD). Temple Station had 9 homicides last year compared to 3 this year, for a 66 percent decrease. East Los Angeles Station had 14 homicides during the same period in 2010, as compared to 9 homicides in 2011, for a 35 percent decrease.

Note: The East Los Angeles Station of the LASD began policing the cities of Maywood and Cudahy on July 1, 2010. Because we are comparing 4 months of service to 10 months of service, the 2010 to 2011 year-to-date comparisons for those two cities (and therefore total East LA Station statistics) are unavoidably incomplete, and should not be used for comparison.

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. 2010 and 2011 Year-To-Date (YTD) population source from the 2010 United States Census Population count.

To view the LASD 1960-2010 homicides and ratios, and 1960-2010 charts of Part 1 crimes and rates on the official website of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (, click on the following link:

You do not need to wait to see the monthly crime statistics summary. Continuously available expanded crime mapping for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department patrol areas is available at and at:

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 .

To access the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) national Online Tool that makes decades of crime statistics research easier, go to!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gLAwgwcjfzdDPw9Hf3dAswNjcyCDLRDwfpwK3CyRwib4ADOBro-3nk56bqF2Rnpzk6KioCAMV4niQ!/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfOTAwMEdPQlMyRzZNOTBJQ1Q2S1Y0UDFPMzA!/?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connect/lasd+content/lasd+site/home/home+top+stories/fbi_crime_tool

And logon to the following links: UCR Data Tool; Crime Statistics; Uniform Crime Reporting Program; Crime in the United States, 2009.

More crime prevention information can be found at:

Victim’s Guide to ID Theft, LASD;

Identity Theft-A growing concern;

Identity Theft, Spanish;

Preventing Identity Theft;

Protecting Your Privacy;

Identity Theft;

Who’s Calling-Recognize and report Phone Fraud-English;

Who’s Calling-Recognize and report Phone Fraud-Spanish;

Use Common Sense to Spot a Con, NCPC;;

Victim’s Guide to Real Estate Fraud;

Overall Incidents Of Violent Crime Down 13 Percent

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