Violent Crime Up 16 Percent In Los AngelesStatistics released Friday by the LAPD showed the number of homicides were up by 3.1 percent, from 130 to 134 and the number of shooting victims rose by 1.3 percent, from 537 to 544.
Gangs Blamed For Rise In Violent Crime Throughout Los AngelesCrime is up across the board in the nation's second-largest city.
LA County Sheriff: Prop. 47 A 'Significant' Reason For Increase In CrimeLos Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell says a recent change in law that makes certain drug and property crimes misdemeanors instead of felonies is a "significant" reason for an increase in county crime.
Long Beach Police Reporting Record Low Crime RatesOfficials in Long Beach are reporting a record low in many crime statistics and residents are taking note.
2012 Statistics Show Violent Crime In Long Beach At 40-Year LowThe violent crime rate in Long Beach has dropped to a historic low, officials announced this weekend.

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