A recent change in California law making certain drug and property crimes misdemeanors instead of felonies played “a significant role” in the rising crime rate in Los Angeles County and has taken away the incentive for addicts to seek treatment, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Thursday.
Property crimes in the north San Fernando Valley have dropped dramatically since the start of the new year, police said Monday.
Authorities say they’ve arrested three men in connection with various crimes targeting a Huntington Park high school.
A 27-year-old man Friday was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility to parole for the 2007 murder of a 74-year-old woman during a crime spree at a Hemet apartment complex.
State officials report that violent crimes slightly increased in California last year, but that crime rates remain at historic lows.
The number of people identified as victims of human trafficking in California has increased steadily since 2010 as the crime has become a growing threat, California Attorney General Kamala Harris reported Friday.
A man is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges of residential burglary and other crimes stemming from an alleged attack on a 79-year-old woman.
Los Angeles police say crime is up dramatically Downtown since Anti-Wall Street protests started.
It’s called “Crime Mapping.”