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BEVERLY HILLS : Crime Up 15.4% in '93; Thefts From Vehicles Rise 48%

January 27, 1994

Crime rose in the city by 15.4% last year, with the thefts-from-vehicles category posting the largest increase, according to the city's annual crime report released last week.

The report analyzes the number of burglaries, thefts, robberies, aggravated assaults, homicides, rapes and arsons reported to police.

Thefts from vehicles last year rose from 574 to 849, a 48% jump.

Police Chief Marvin Iannone, who heads a 130-member force, reported that arrests were also up, from 644 in 1992 to 661 last year.

The city, which has 32,000 residents, recorded 2,825 crimes in 1993, 377 more than 1992.

There was one homicide last year but none in 1992.

According to the report:

* Rapes increased from six to eight.

* Robberies rose from 212 to 281.

* Commercial burglaries rose from 155 to 194.

* Residential burglaries fell from 290 to 278.

* Thefts of vehicles decreased from 291 to 221.

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