Crime is down in Los Angeles this year
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department says crime is down in the city this year.
The Los Angeles Times reports that preliminary statistics through Dec. 8 show that violent crime decreased 4 percent, though it was still 1 percent higher than two years ago.
Authorities say the 256 homicides through Thursday is a 9 percent decline from last year.
Police Chief Michel Moore says gang-related homicides are down more than 20 percent.
The San Francisco Police Department this year reports a 25 percent drop in homicides, an 8 percent drop in property crime and a 2 percent drop in violent crime.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/