Los Angeles Crime Rates Fell in 2011


Crime was down in 2011 for the ninth consecutive year.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck detailed the 2011 year-end crime statistics report at a meeting Thursday, and the numbers suggest Los Angeles is an increasingly safe city.

Reported incidents of robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, burglary theft from vehicle, personal/other theft, and auto theft fell by single-digit percentiles, while there were nearly 20% fewer rapes reported last year than in 2010.

There was a slight uptick in the number of homicides (+.3%) but given all the other statistics, we’ll sleep soundly tonight.

Read the full report here