Central Area Weekly Update: December 12, 2009
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Each week Captain (and soon to be Commander) 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 Dec 12, 2009 Central reported the following crime numbers. All numbers are YTD unless otherwise noted.
- Violent Crime down 13 percent.
- Homicides are even;
- Rapes are down 21 percent;
- Robbery is down 9 percent
Agg Assaults down 16 percent.
Property Crime is down 8 percent
- Burglary is down 21 percent
- Grand Theft Auto is down 25 percent
- Burgl from Motor vehicle is down 2 percent
- Personal Theft is down 4 percent
Total Part I Crimes are down 9.4 percent for the division. Another drop from last week's YTD figures.
Captain Todd Chamberlain will be in place effective January 3, 2010. I have transitioned to my new position at Operations-Central Bureau but will be back and forth between Central and OCB during the next couple of weeks until January 3rd.
Have a safe Holiday.