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Central Area Weekly Update: October 31, 2009

By blogdowntown Staff
Published: Monday, November 02, 2009, at 09:19PM

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 31, 2009 Central reported the following crime numbers. All numbers are YTD unless otherwise noted.

  • Violent Crime down 7 percent.
  • Homicides are even;
  • Rapes are down 17 percent;
  • Robbery is down 3 percent
  • Agg Assaults down 10 percent.

  • Property Crime is down 6 percent

  • Burglary is down 20 percent
  • Grand Theft Auto is down 24 percent
  • Burgl from Motor vehicle is down 2 percent
  • Personal Theft is down 1 percent

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

Central Area places the lowest amount of YTD crime in the City. Central Area has reported 3098 Part I Crimes for this year, about 400 less than the next lowest Area; Hollenbeck.


Central will be hosting an open house, on the same night as Artwalk on November 12 from 6-9 pm. Static displays, food and station tours will be conducted.


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