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Some property crimes up, violent crimes down in Santa Clarita Valley

Posted: July 7, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 7, 2013 2:00 a.m.

The number of reports of violent crimes in the Santa Clarita Valley has continued to decline, but reports of some types of property crimes have risen, according to statistics released this week by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Those statistics, which tally reported crimes from the beginning of the year to the end of June, show the number of reports for violent crimes such as forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault reported year-to-date to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are lower than the same time period last year.

The number of robberies fell from 55 in 2012 to 43 in 2013. Instances of aggravated assault fell from 140 in 2012 to 126 in 2013.

However, there have been 500 reported burglaries so far this year in the Santa Clarita Valley, up from 387 in 2012. There have also been 1,169 instances of larceny theft, up from 1,101 in 2012.

These increases account for most of the overall increase in the number of part-one crimes over last year.

So far this year there have been 2,015 part-one crimes in the Santa Clarita Valley, an increase of 155 over 2012.

However, the figures for 2012 and 2013 are both lower than in 2008, when there were 2,073 total reported part-one crimes up to this point, according to statistics.


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