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Old 01-06-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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Looks like 2011 continued the trend for lower crime in both the city and county of Los Angeles:
Despite weak economy, crime in Los Angeles County still declines - latimes.com

Article Highlights:

LA City -
Homicides: 298 (2nd year in a row below 300, not sure what it was last year though)
Robberies, Aggravated Assaults, Burglaries, Auto Thefts: Down between 3% and 9%

LA County -
Homicides: 283 (-12%)
Serious Violent Crimes: Down 13%
Property Crimes: Down 2%

Compton
Homicides: 17 (Down 60% from 2007)

Also "significant reduction in bloodshed" in Inglewood, Boyle Heights, and Lancaster.

And the experts are confused by this since the economy has been so bad...
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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This is great news. The less crime this city sees the better. Thug Life is so 90s anyway.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Good news.

In 2010, the City of LA had 297 murders, so pretty much the same as this year. But these are historic lows (at least compared to the bad days of the 80's and '90s when total murders were double or triple the current level).

For Los Angeles, fewest homicides since 1967. Why the drop? - CSMonitor.com

Let's hope the trend continues.....
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, Calif.
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Yes there is a God! And so where are all the comments from elsewhere people, like when there is uncomplimentary news about Los Angeles?
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:23 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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This is great news for LA. However, this good news is not exclusive to LA. It seems that there has been a cultural shift of sorts, as crime around the country has dropped to levels not seen in 40+ years. Crime in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hooray for America!
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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That is absolutely true BRinSM....a national trend and a GOOD one at that.

The really good news for LA is we used to be a "leader" in this killing business and we are no longer that. Places like St. Louis, New Orleans, Baltimore, etc. have much higher homicide rates.
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: San Gabriel Valley
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That's because they're all in prison. That's why the overcrowding of prisoners, which they will be releasing soon.... Ut oh!
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Earth
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L.A.'s population no longer growing rapidly and being more stable is also a factor.
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, Calif.
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That is absolutely true BRinSM....a national trend and a GOOD one at that.

The really good news for LA is we used to be a "leader" in this killing business and we are no longer that. Places like St. Louis, New Orleans, Baltimore, etc. have much higher homicide rates.
Great point SalP. And even if it is not exclusive to Los Angeles, it is particularly extraordinary regarding how L.A. is typically portrayed as America's Most Wanted when it comes to crime.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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That's because they're all in prison. That's why the overcrowding of prisoners, which they will be releasing soon.... Ut oh!

+1 I would love to see a graph showing % of California's population housed in penitentiaries over the decades.
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