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April 27, 1985
Violent Crimes Total Willful Forcible Aggravated Year Crime Total Homicide Rape Robbery Assault 1984 800,615 195,650 2,724 11,702 84,015 97,209 1983 813,789 194,489 2,640 12,092 85,824 93,933 1982 865,431 201,433 2,778 12,529 91,988 94,138 1981 910,241 208,165 3,140 13,545 93,638 97,842 1980 928,297 209,903 3,405 13,661 90,282 102,555 1979 845,684 183,704 2,941 12,199 75,649 92,915 Source: California Bureau of Crime Statistics Property Crimes Auto Year Total Burglary Theft 1984 604,965
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October 2, 2009 | Patrick McGreevy
State prison officials have confiscated 4,130 contraband cellphones this year, more than all those seized in the previous three years combined, according to an internal report released Thursday. The findings sparked concern among legislators that the proliferation of cellphones in state lockups is a growing security problem. More than 100 illegal phones were discovered at the California Institution for Men in Chino, including 10 in August, according to the report from Matthew Cate, head of the state prisons system.
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June 26, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The California crime index rose 3.4% last year, but for the decade of the 1980s it declined 12.6%, the state Bureau of Criminal Statistics and Special Services announced. The crime index is the average number of times that aggravated assault, motor vehicle theft, willful homicide, forcible rape, robbery and burglary are committed during the year per 100,000 population. The totals were 3,905.5 in 1980 and 3,415.2 in 1989. Atty. Gen. John K.
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October 24, 2004 | Scott Duke Harris, Scott Duke Harris last wrote for the magazine about MoveOn.org.
The girl on the witness stand was a 14-year-old runaway with a bad attitude and a foul mouth. She wore too much makeup and showed too much skin. Although she had cleaned up for her courtroom appearance, she still came across as hard and hostile. Kamala D. Harris, then assistant district attorney for Alameda County, was trying to convince a jury that the girl was the victim of a gang rape. "Look, I know you don't like her," Harris recalls telling jurors.
NEWS
July 29, 1988
California has agreed to join 10 other Western states in a computerized fingerprint system. "When fully operational, the new system will give law enforcement in all 11 states access to fingerprints of more than 14 million persons and should result in solving many crimes which would otherwise go unsolved," said California Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1995 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Resolution of a North Carolina case against famed computer hacker Kevin Mitnick clears the way for him to be brought back to California, where he will face substantially more serious charges, federal authorities said. Mitnick, the former North Hills man who was the nation's most-wanted cyber crook before his capture in February, agreed to plead guilty Friday to one count of cellular phone fraud in Raleigh, N.C.
NEWS
November 9, 1994 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early returns from Santa Monica showed three City Council candidates endorsed by the police union leading in a race in which public safety was the central issue. Ahead in the early returns were incumbent Robert T. Holbrook, his slate mate, Deputy City Atty. Ruth Ebner and urban planner Pam O'Connor. O'Connor ran on a competing slate but, like Holbrook and Ebner, was backed by the police union. However, with much of the vote yet to be counted, the election was too close to call.
MAGAZINE
October 24, 2004 | Scott Duke Harris, Scott Duke Harris last wrote for the magazine about MoveOn.org.
The girl on the witness stand was a 14-year-old runaway with a bad attitude and a foul mouth. She wore too much makeup and showed too much skin. Although she had cleaned up for her courtroom appearance, she still came across as hard and hostile. Kamala D. Harris, then assistant district attorney for Alameda County, was trying to convince a jury that the girl was the victim of a gang rape. "Look, I know you don't like her," Harris recalls telling jurors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2009 | Patrick McGreevy
State prison officials have confiscated 4,130 contraband cellphones this year, more than all those seized in the previous three years combined, according to an internal report released Thursday. The findings sparked concern among legislators that the proliferation of cellphones in state lockups is a growing security problem. More than 100 illegal phones were discovered at the California Institution for Men in Chino, including 10 in August, according to the report from Matthew Cate, head of the state prisons system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2004 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
For years, California's prison guards have been frustrated by a growing number of inmate assaults. Now they want their attackers to pay. Fed up with a prison discipline system they find ineffectual, corrections officers are starting to sue inmates to collect personal damages.
NEWS
January 30, 1997 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren on Wednesday delivered more good news to Californians fearful for their personal safety: Major crimes plunged more than 12% in the first nine months of 1996 to rates not seen since the late 1960s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1995 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Resolution of a North Carolina case against famed computer hacker Kevin Mitnick clears the way for him to be brought back to California, where he will face substantially more serious charges, federal authorities said. Mitnick, the former North Hills man who was the nation's most-wanted cyber crook before his capture in February, agreed to plead guilty Friday to one count of cellular phone fraud in Raleigh, N.C.
NEWS
November 9, 1994 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early returns from Santa Monica showed three City Council candidates endorsed by the police union leading in a race in which public safety was the central issue. Ahead in the early returns were incumbent Robert T. Holbrook, his slate mate, Deputy City Atty. Ruth Ebner and urban planner Pam O'Connor. O'Connor ran on a competing slate but, like Holbrook and Ebner, was backed by the police union. However, with much of the vote yet to be counted, the election was too close to call.
NEWS
June 26, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The California crime index rose 3.4% last year, but for the decade of the 1980s it declined 12.6%, the state Bureau of Criminal Statistics and Special Services announced. The crime index is the average number of times that aggravated assault, motor vehicle theft, willful homicide, forcible rape, robbery and burglary are committed during the year per 100,000 population. The totals were 3,905.5 in 1980 and 3,415.2 in 1989. Atty. Gen. John K.
NEWS
July 29, 1988
California has agreed to join 10 other Western states in a computerized fingerprint system. "When fully operational, the new system will give law enforcement in all 11 states access to fingerprints of more than 14 million persons and should result in solving many crimes which would otherwise go unsolved," said California Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp.
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