LOS ANGELES (AP) — Violent crime and property crime are seeing major declines in Los Angeles according to the latest statistics released by law enforcement.
As of Wednesday, the Los Angeles Police Department recorded 4,579 serious violent crimes, including rapes and aggravated assaults, in 2011.READ MORE: Suspect In Fatal Van Nuys Crash Charged With Murder and Reckless Driving
That’s down 12.5 percent — or 655 fewer crimes — from the same period last year.READ MORE: The Rose Bowl Hall Of Fame Will Induct Former USC Player Anthony Davis
The citywide homicide rate is down by about 12.5 percent, too — from 72 last year to 63 in 2011.
Property crime is also down nearly 12 percent.MORE NEWS: LeBron Likely To Miss Tuesday's Game Against The Spurs
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