Crime rates drop from January to February

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Crime fell across many categories from January to February, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department.

Deputies are scheduled to give their monthly presentation to the Public Safety Commission on Monday night. 

Their report shows that calls for service dropped from 1,594 in January to 1,490 in February. 

The department made 34 felony arrests, down from 43 in January, and 55 misdemeanor arrests, down from 65.

Deputies responded to 64 emergency incidents in an average of 3.9 minutes, longer than the 3.5 minute average they had in January.

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Traffic reports were also down. The department took 41 reports in February, down from 67 in January.

DUI arrests rose from 3 to 5, and a rare Scooter/E-bike citation was issued in February.

There were 10 more theft from motor vehicles in February, a total of 29.  “Other theft” incident dropped from 89 to 54.

Robberies dropped from 10 to 5. Aggravated assaults dropped from 15 to 7.

Part II crimes dropped from 173 to 130. The West District continued to be the area with the most crime, containing 61% percent of incidents in February, as opposed to January’s 51%.

Pickpocketing incidents dropped from 57 in January to 19 in February. 

 

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Joshua88
Joshua88
4 months ago

Good news.
Maybe we don’t need extra cops now.

BloodshotEyedGuy
BloodshotEyedGuy
4 months ago

This is why, like Shirley Manson, I’m only happy when it rains.

Last edited 4 months ago by BloodshotEyedGuy
Jerome Cleary
Jerome Cleary
4 months ago

Weren’t there 3 to 4 heavy rainstorms for numerous days and weeks in February? Isn’t there always less crime happening in these types of storms?

Jeff
Jeff
4 months ago

Wow, if we had a pineapple express and roughly two weeks of heavy rain every month this might become the norm!

TheRealZam
4 months ago

It would be extremely beneficial to compare these to prepandemic levels (2019). While the numbers weren’t great then, that would really be the most telling. We could also combine tax and local price data to get an inflation adjusted crime rate vs revenue for our nightlife districts. A daytime crime rate might also help give us real numbers as to the comparative safety of the east and west sides. As far as crimes go, we’ve been moving in the right direction for a while as the rate of growth in crime has been slowing and the raw rate is generally… Read more »

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
4 months ago

It rained a lot.

Mikie Friedman
Mikie Friedman
4 months ago

I’m not surprised we had less crime in February! Even criminals didn’t want to be out in all that rain!

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