Violent Crime

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LA County Sheriff: Prop. 47 A ‘Significant’ Reason For Increase In Crime

Los 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.


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LAPD Beefs Up Patrols In Troubled Areas In Effort To Combat Spike In Violent Crime

The Los Angeles Police Department is boosting their presence in troubled neighborhoods in response to a spike in the rate of violent crime.


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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.

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2012 Statistics Show Violent Crime In Long Beach At 40-Year Low

The violent crime rate in Long Beach has dropped to a historic low, officials announced this weekend.


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Homicides In LA County At A Historic Low

Sheriff Lee Baca Wednesday revealed that homicides were at a historic low in Los Angeles County despite an increase in overall crime.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/09/2013

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Opinion: President Obama Finally Comments On Hometown’s Murders

After months of criticism and complaining President Obama finally reacts to the horrific crime rate and record-breaking murder rate in Chicago.


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Opinion: Media Covers Up Violence Of Flash Mobs

Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.


Many OC Cities Report Drop In Violent Crimes

Many cities across Orange County are reporting a drop in violent crime for the first six months of the year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/19/2011


Studies: Liquor Store Density Linked To Youth Violence

Violent crime could be reduced significantly if cities limit the number of neighborhood liquor stores and ban the sale of single-serve containers of alcoholic beverages. That’s according to separate studies led by UC Riverside researchers.



LA Sees Major Decline In Violent Crime

Violent crime and property crime are seeing major declines in Los Angeles according to the latest statistics released by law enforcement.