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Overall Crime Continues To Decline In Communities Policed By The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

As of July 31, 2010, preliminary crime data shows that criminal homicides in Sheriff’s patrol areas have decreased by 21.43 percent, compared to the same year-to-date period last year (127 homicides last year compared to 98 this year). This follows a five-year continuous decrease, resulting in a 53.52 percent decrease in homicides as there were five years ago and the lowest homicide rate since 1975. Most notable were decreases in homicides in the Compton Station area (including the city of Compton and nearby unincorporated areas) and Century Station area (which includes the city of Lynwood and nearby unincorporated areas). Compton Station homicides have reduced by 41.96 percent, with 31 homicides last year compared to 18 this year. Century Station had 24 homicides during the same period last year, as compared to 16 homicides this year, for a 33.33 percent decrease.

Reported incidents of violent crimes (Part I) have declined 3.76 percent, and serious property crimes (Part I) have declined by 3.75 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas countywide, compared to last year at this time. These numbers combine to show a 3.75 percent decrease in overall Part I crimes. Sheriff’s stations experiencing the most significant decreases in overall violent crimes (Part I) over the same period last year included Marina Del Rey Station at 41.5, percent, Walnut Station at 34.2 percent, San Dimas Station at 25.3 percent, and Lomita Station at 19.5 percent.

Crime prevention information, as well as reported crime statistics, can be found on the “Crime Prevention and Information” page of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website, www.lasd.org. These include specific statistics for each city and unincorporated community patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Community Night Out, March and Rally Against Crime and Violence Tomorrow in Carson

Carson Sheriff Station

Carson Sheriff’s Station, in partnership with the City of Carson and the Community Advisory Committee, will host the “Community Night Out, March and Rally Against Crime and Violence,” in front of Carson Station on August 11, 2010, from 6:00-9:00 PM.

Carson Station is located at 21356 South Avalon Boulevard, Carson, California, 90745.

Community Night Out will feature live jazz music by “Buck’s Vibe,” food, local officials, children activities, the “Kid Print” program, various law and fire exhibits, highlighting the Special Enforcement Bureau (S.E.B.), and the Sheriff’s Department helicopter.

The evening will commence with a ½ -mile march, with Captain Bernice Abram, city officials, faith-based organizations, local business leaders, and members of the community to show our solidarity against crime and violence in the community.

The event is in conjunction with the “27th Annual National Night Out,” which involves over 15,000 communities across the country, from all 50 States, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

Admission is free. Parking will be available at the Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center (directly across the street).

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Launches New Website

Sheriffs Website

Sheriff Lee Baca is pleased to announce that the new www.lasd.org, the official website of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is now live!

This website is designed to be very flexible and will expand significantly over time. Content is still being loaded and significant additions and enhancements will continue to be made, especially over the next few months. Information and training for LASD units to be able to create their own webpages using this dynamic format will soon be provided.

If you have any questions or comments, please email SHBForTheWebsite@lasd.org