Crime Picture Improving

Serious crime in Los Angeles County's 12 cities declined during the first six months of 1996 compared to 1995. Here's how the crime rates changed in those cities with populations of about 100,000 or more.

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Burbank 1995 1996 % Change Murder 22 2 -90.9% Rape 10 23 130.0% Robbery 256 303 18.4% Assault 391 348 -11.0% Violent Total 679 676 -0.4% Burglary 580 460 -20.78% Larceny/theft 1,005 856 -14.8% Vehicle/theft 529 473 -10.6% Property Total 2,114 1,789 -15.4% Crime Total 2,793 2,465 -11.7%

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Glendale 1995 1996 % Change Murder 4 7 75.0% Rape 10 6 -40.0% Robbery 167 173 3.6% Assault 151 245 62.3% Violent Total 332 431 29.8% Burglary 630 560 -11/1% Larceny/theft 2,37 2,284 -2.3% Vehicle/theft 668 521 -22.0% Property Total 3,635 3,365 -7.4% Crime Total 3,967 3,796 -4.3%

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Inglewood 1995 1996 % Change Murder 15 14 -6.7% Rape 30 27 -10.0% Robbery 532 495 -7.0% Assault 356 434 21.9% Violent Total 933 970 4.0% Burglary 639 580 -9.2% Larceny/theft 1,061 976 -8.0% Vehicle/theft 932 698 -25.1% Property Total 2,632 2,254 -14.4% Crime Total 3,565 3,224 -9.6%

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Lancaster 1995 1996 % Change Murder 3 6 100.0% Rape 21 33 57.1% Robbery 145 153 5.5% Assault 487 503 3.3% Violent Total 656 695 5.9% Burglary 746 743 -0.4% Larceny/theft 1,216 1,144 -5.95 Vehicle/theft408 393 -3.75 Property Total 2,370 2,280 -3.85 Crime Total 3,026 2,975 -1.7%

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Long Beach 1995 1996 % Change Murder 37 51 37.8% Rape 76 88 15.8% Robbery 1,392 1,183 -15.0% Assault 1,224 1,148 -6.2% Violent Total 2,729 2,470 -9.5% Burglary 2,878 2,510 -12.8% Larceny/theft 7,003 5,996 -14.4% Vehicle/theft 2,755 2,299 -16.6% Property Total 12,636 10,805 -14.5% Crime Total 15,365 13,275 -13.6%

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Los Angeles 1995 1996 % Change Murder 356 370 3.9% Rape 735 736 0.1% Robbery 14,034 12,915 -8.0% Assault 18,513 17,941 -3.1% Violent Total 33,638 31,962 -5.0% Burglary 20,788 18,706 -10.0% Larceny/theft 55,822 50,142 -10.2% Vehicle/theft 23,849 21,655 -9.2% Property Total 100,459 90,503 -9.9% Crime Total 134,097 122,465 -8.7%

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Norwalk 1995 1996 % Change Murder 6 3 -50.0% Rape 6 10 66.7% Robbery 152 181 19.1% Assault 320 381 19.1% Violent Total 484 575 18.8% Burglary 422 382 -9.5% Larceny/theft 812 811 -0.1% Vehicle/theft 674 517 -23.3% Property Total 1,908 1,710 -10.4% Crime Total 2,392 2,285 -4.5%

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Pasadena 1995 1996 % Change Murder 8 10 25.0% Rape 28 22 -21.4% Robbery 408 263 -35.5% Assault 362 306 -15.5% Violent Total 806 601 -25.4% Burglary 912 643 -29.5% Larceny/theft 2,981 2,182 -26.8% Vehicle/theft 563 390 -30.7% Property Total 4,456 3,21 -27.9% Crime Total 5,262 3,816 -27.5%

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Pomona 1995 1996 % Change Murder 21 12 -42.9% Rape 28 16 -42.9% Robbery 311 282 -9.3% Assault 515 486 -5.6% Violent Total 875 796 -9.0% Burglary 908 875 -3.6% Larceny/theft 1,788 1,560 -12.8% Vehicle/theft 816 801 -1.8% Property Total 3,512 3,236 -7.9% Crime Total 4,387 4,032 -8.1%

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Torrance 1995 1996 % Change Murder 3 2 -33.3% Rape 4 14 250.0% Robbery 177 163 -7.9% Assault 118 97 -17.8% Violent Total 302 276 -8.6% Burglary 655 711 8.5% Larceny/theft 2,288 2,062 -9.9% Vehicle/theft 751 630 -16.1% Property Total 3,694 3,403 -7.9% Crime Total 3,996 3,679 -7.9%

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West Covina 1995 1996 % Change Murder 4 1 -75.0% Rape 11 10 -9.1% Robbery 169 149 -11.8% Assault 129 138 7.0% Violent Total 313 298 -4.8% Burglary 403 434 7.7% Larceny/theft 1,542 1,467 -4.9% Vehicle/theft 574 481 -16.2% Property Total 2,519 2,382 -5.4% Crime Total 2,832 2,680 -5.4%

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Source: The Federal Bureau of Investigation

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