January 7, 2013
Mayor Villaraigosa and Chief Beck Announce the
2012 End of Year Crime Statistics
WHAT: News Conference
WHEN: Monday, January 7, 2013
WHERE: Los Angeles Police Administration Building
COMPSTAT Room (First Floor)
100 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
WHO: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Chief Charlie Beck
CONTACT: LAPD Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.
Last year when Mayor Villaraigosa and Chief Beck announced that Los Angeles had its 9th consecutive year of crime reduction city residents began to believe whole-heartedly in the course the mayor had prescribed for their city,
Violent crime was down 7.3%, property crime down 5.5%, gang crime down 15.2%
Once again, the two iconic city leaders will today announced the city’s year-end crime statistics that showed violent crime and property crime were reduced across Los Angeles for the 10th consecutive year.
Thanks to the hard work of LAPD officers and gang reduction efforts, last year’s crimes rates in Los Angeles were near historic lows. In January of 2012 the mayor stated: “For nearly a decade crime has declined in LA — this speaks to the impact a record number of police officers has had on our City. In 2012, I remain committed to keeping public safety our top priority and ensuring that our communities continue to enjoy the safety they deserve.”
In 2011, the total number of citywide Part 1 crimes was 104,215—a decrease of 5.8%. Citywide violent crime was down 7.3% while property crime was down 5.5%.
“For the 9th consecutive year, the officers of the LAPD and the community have worked together to reduce crime in Los Angeles,” said Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck during last years news conference. “This year’s reduction, 5.8%, is even more remarkable because it was achieved despite the continued fiscal challenges facing the City.”
Skeptics are so optimistic about this year’s statistics, nevertheless, number don’t lie, so it will be interesting to see what the mayor and police chief publicly reveal today.