Monthly Archives: August 2013

Crime Alerts Rise Significantly in 11 L.A. Neighborhoods

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Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) data analyzed by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database shows that weekly crime reports are up significantly in 11 neighborhoods across the city. The Times reports that six neighborhoods experienced a marked increase in … Continue reading

CA Prison Realignment May Help Reduce Repeat Offense Rate

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The highly criticized realignment plan for California’s overcrowded state prisons, set in motion by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2011, may be helping to keep low-level criminals from becoming repeat offenders. In addition to reducing the population of state prisons in … Continue reading

Nearly 100 Los Angeles Misdemeanor Offenses Dropped to Infractions

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The Los Angeles city attorney’s office has revised its filing guidelines, and as part of the process, 91 violations that were classified as misdemeanors are now considered infractions. On July 25, commanding officers of the LAPD received an internal memo … Continue reading

California Drug Arrests Down Nearly 50 Percent

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Over the last five years, misdemeanor drug arrests in California have fallen by almost 50 percent, due in large part to legislation passed in 2010 that redefined charges for minor marijuana possession. Figures from the 2012 California Crime Report showcased … Continue reading