SACRAMENTO (AP) — State officials report that violent crimes slightly increased in California last year, but that crime rates remain at historic lows.
The annual “Crime in California” report released Friday shows that there were 160,629 violent crimes in 2012, nearly 3 percent more than the 155,313 violent crimes in 2011.READ MORE: Water Main Break Forces Road Closure In Marina Del Rey
The report emphasized that despite the uptick, the 2012 rates remain at half their levels 20 years ago.READ MORE: Multiple Victims Wounded In Whittier Shootings During Vigil
The yearly report is compiled by the California Department of Justice and is based on data from police and sheriff’s departments in all of the state’s 58 counties.MORE NEWS: Two Dead In Lancaster Crash
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