LA County Homicides, Property Crime Dips Nearly 10 Percent

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The new year has also been a safer one, at least so far: 2011 has seen fewer violent crimes committed in Los Angeles County, according to data released Wednesday.

Violent crime dropped by 9.83 percent in the areas patrolled by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department over the first four months ofthe year compared to the same period in 2010.

Homicides declined by 5.26 percent and serious property crimes by 7.56 percent in the unincorporated areas and 42 cities the sheriff’s department patrols.

More than 100 pages of detailed statistics are available on the sheriff’s department website.

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  • You're Safer Now

    Bull$hit. Crime is up. Stop lying to us. Do you think we’re sheeple?

  • Regg

    I’m not buying this. Crime has to be REPORTED to be counted….. and I know for a fact crime is up!

  • "republican empire falls"

    these fools that wrote this report are “f#$kin” liers. they get payed to make things sound better then they really are!!!

  • Joe

    This will all change as soon as the state lets the convicted felons out of prison
    because they are being treated unfairly.

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