Sheriff: New California Law Plays Significant Role In Crime Rise

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.


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‘Smart Policing’ Effort Credited For Drop In San Fernando Valley Property Crimes

Property crimes in the north San Fernando Valley have dropped dramatically since the start of the new year, police said Monday.


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3 Arrested In Connection With Recent Crimes Targeting Huntington Park School

Authorities say they’ve arrested three men in connection with various crimes targeting a Huntington Park high school.


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Man, 27, Sentenced To Life In 2007 Murder Of 74-Year-Old Woman

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/25/2013

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Report: Violent Crime Up Slightly In Calif.

State officials report that violent crimes slightly increased in California last year, but that crime rates remain at historic lows.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/26/2013


Human Trafficking Spreading In Calif.

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/16/2012

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Man To Be Arraigned In Pasadena Burglary, Attack On 79-Year-Old Woman

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.

CBS Los Angeles–08/17/2012

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LAPD: Serious Crime Up Dramatically In Area Surrounding ‘Occupy LA’

Los Angeles police say crime is up dramatically Downtown since Anti-Wall Street protests started.



Lancaster Shows Off New Tool To Help Fight Crime

It’s called “Crime Mapping.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/17/2011