CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1998 |
In an analysis of newly released FBI statistics showing a dramatic drop in area crime, six Orange County cities were among 20 of the largest nationwide reporting the lowest overall crime rates. Property crime in the county's large cities dropped at more than three times the national rate of decline, which was about 4%, and continued a trend toward lower crime rates. Orange County's 6% decline in violent crimes also outpaced the national average of 5%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 2012 |
Overall crime in Los Angeles fell for a 10th straight year in 2012, but small increases in petty thefts and homicide numbers again provoked the perennial question of how much longer the city's remarkable crime drop would continue. Overall, crime declined by about 2% in Los Angeles, fueled by drops in many serious crimes including robbery, assault and auto thefts, according to preliminary numbers collected by the Los Angeles Police Department. The decline was smaller than in previous years because of jumps in lower-level crimes such as thefts from vehicles and personal thefts.
June 18, 2012 |
Forget, for a moment, everything you think you know about the crime rate. Because it's probably wrong. The United States is almost safer than ever, according to the latest statistics from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, the nation's bible for crime stats. Despite the recession, despite joblessness, despite guns and drugs and Al Qaeda, murder, rape, robbery and assault dropped 4% in 2011. That continues a long fall from violent crime's high in the early 1990s - a plunge that continues to astound everybody.
February 19, 2014 |
A new study broadens a notion held by the earliest criminologists: Periods of higher temperatures -- on an hour-by-hour or week-to-week basis -- are likely to produce more crime. The study by Matthew Ranson of Abt Associates, a research and consulting firm in Cambridge, Mass., suggests global warming will trigger more crimes including murders and rapes over the next century, with social costs estimated to run as high as $115 billion. Between 2010 and 2099, climate change can be expected to cause an additional 22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft, the study published this week in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management says.
September 14, 2002
Orange County saw a 12.5% increase in homicides between 2000 and 2001. Property crimes in the county rose more than 5%
November 26, 2012 |
How much should you believe a new survey that calls UCLA the most dangerous university in the country? About as much as you believe all those eye-catching lists that rank the best place to live, or the most pedestrian-friendly place to live or -- you get the point. Rankings almost inevitably leave out key information or inflate other data. The results aren't necessarily invalid, they're just not necessarily useful either. In the case of the "danger" rankings by Business Insider, the data have a certain, but limited, validity.