CALIFORNIA—The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department released a 119-page report containing crime statistics for the first five months of 2015 in the unincorporated communities and 42 contracted cities that are policed by the department.
The report, released on Tuesday, June 16, includes not only the year-to-date statistics for 2015, but also compares those numbers to numbers from the same time frame in 2014, and 2010. The report tracks violent, property, and Part 1 crimes. Part 1 crimes include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny (including theft from a motor vehicle), auto theft, and arson.
As the end of May 2015, reported crime data shows that overall incidents of violent crime have risen 6.15 percent and property crimes have increased by 7.63 percent in the areas patrolled by the department, as compared to the same time last year. The numbers show Part 1 crimes have increased 7.37 percent in that same time.
In comparison to 2010, violent crimes have decreased 15.87 percent and property crimes have risen .10 percent with Part 1 crimes decreasing by 3.05 percent overall.
The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department is the largest sheriffs department and fourth largest policing agency in the United States with deputies providing law enforcement services to over 3 million residents in 3,171 square miles.
The report is available to the public on the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department website.