Crime rates are up in L.A. County, but down in California

Between 2010 and 2016 crime in Los Angeles County, including property and violent crime, went up by 5% as overall crime in the rest of California went down by the same rate.

The report released yesterday by the nonprofit Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice looked at crime trends across the state during a period called the "justice reform era," where AB 109, Prop 47, and Prop 57 made major changes to the justice system.

In L.A. County crime rates increased by 5%, with a 4% increase in property crimes and an 8% increase in violent crimes during the period. 

Overall in California, property crime went down by 6% and violent crime decreased by 2%. 

The study's author Mike Males attributes L.A. County's divergence from the statewide trend because of its size, and because of an initiative to increase reporting of domestic violence.

Click here to read more about the study at the L.A. Times.

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