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Central Area Weekly Update: August 22, 2009

By blogdowntown Staff
Published: Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at 10:03AM

Each week Captain Blake Chow, Commanding Officer of LAPD's Central Division, sends out an email to the community. Captain Chow has agreed to let blogdowntown bring his emails to our readers.

As of August 22, 2009 Central reported the following crime numbers. All numbers are YTD unless otherwise noted.

  • Violent Crime down 2 percent. (or 15 crimes less than last year)
  • Homicides are up by 2
  • Rapes are down 24 percent
  • Robbery is up 0 percent ( even with than last year)
  • Agg Assaults down 3 percent (9 less than last year)
  • Property Crime is down 8 percent
  • Burglary is down 18 percent
  • Grand Theft Auto is down 28 percent
  • Burgl from Motor vehicle is down 5 percent
  • Personal Theft is down 2 percent

Total Part I Crimes are down 7 percent for the division.

OTHER

Below is a link to a great Downtown News article on tagging.

http://downtownnews.com/articles/2009/08/24/news/doc4a8f1bc9209b6032979816.txt

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