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LA Sheriff seeing uptick in crime in department's patrol area

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LAPD is expected to release crime data for the City of Los Angeles later today. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department is seeing a slight uptick in violent and property crimes in the unincorporated areas of LA County and contract cities that they patrol. 

Part I crimes (meaning violent crime and property crimes) are up 6.2 percent overall compared to last year at this time. The larger spectrum still shows a vast decrease in all types of crimes in the past five years. Since 2007, part I crimes have gone down 16.21 percent. 

Looking at more specific stats, a few things stand out:

  • The unincorporated area of Palmdale has seen a 43.2 percent jump in part I crimes so far this year;
  • Parts of Lomita, Avalon, Pico Rivera, and Lancaster have also seen a major uptick
  • Homicide is rising in the unincorporated area of Compton, while falling in Compton itself;

View the full report here.

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