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Central Area Weekly Update: October 3, 2009

By blogdowntown Staff
Published: Tuesday, October 06, 2009, at 11:01AM

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 Oct 3, 2009 Central reported the following crime numbers. All numbers are YTD unless otherwise noted.

  • Violent Crime down 6 percent.
  • Homicides are even
  • Rapes are down 15 percent
  • Robbery is down 4 percent
  • Agg Assaults down 7 percent.

  • Property Crime is down 7 percent

  • Burglary is down 20 percent
  • Grand Theft Auto is down 25 percent
  • Burgl from Motor vehicle is down 1 percent
  • Personal Theft is down 1 percent

Total Part I Crimes are down 6 percent for the division.

Two patterns of note.

Grand Theft Auto in the area around Chinatown and immediately north. This period several Hondas have been stolen and recovered in different locations throughout the County.

Several burglary from motor vehicles have been seen in the southeast corner of the Division. In the area bounded by Alameda/4th Street and the River, suspects have been breaking into vehicles parked in the street at all hours taking anything of value left in plain view.

Finally, in the area of the Fashion District, several burglary from motor vehicles have been problematic all week. Again, property left in plain view as well as unattended delivery vans.

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