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Venice Beach Crime Statistics

Want an honest and unfiltered appraisal of crime in Venice? The crime statistics for Venice and surrounding neighborhoods can be seen after Captain Peters of the LAPD Pacific Division’s community message below. Click here to download the full message.

LAPD

September 2011 Captains Message

Conventional wisdom suggests that a tough economy automatically means more street crime. I am often approached with concerned citizens who have that very mind set. In fact, The Los Angeles Police Department has continued to reduce crime in every year of the current economic downtrend.

As August 2011 draws to a close, Pacific Area has seen a 4.9 percent reduction in crime. In simple numbers, that’s 204 less crimes year-to-date when compared with 2010, and 334 less crimes year-to-date when compared with 2009. Our biggest reductions have been in robberies and burglary/theft from motor vehicles. Our successes are the direct result of hard work from all Pacific personnel and you, the community. With regard to burglaries from motor vehicles, our “Lock It, Hide It, Keep It” program has been instrumental in educating the public to the importance of securely and discreetly storing valuables. I am also proud of our successes combating Grand Theft Auto, which in the past had been a chronic problem in Pacific Area mostly due to our tourist areas: LAX and beaches. FBI and the National Insurance Crime Bureau post a reduction in Grand Theft Auto at approximately 7.2 percent nationally, but in Pacific Area we are posting a reduction of 8.3 percent.

Anyone who has any questions about our “Lock It, Hide It, Keep It” program can contact your Senior Lead Officer at (310) 202-4515 or Community Relation Office at (310) 202- 4524.

I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who participated in our National Night Out activities this year in Mar Vista Gardens. National Night Out was a success due to the community’s participation. I look forward to next year and an even bigger event.

JON F. PETERS

Captain Commanding Officer

Pacific Community Police Station

 

District News
Note: The crime statistics quoted are taken from a report published weekly by the City Of Los Angeles’ Information Resources Division. These statistics are the most current available and represent the period of August 1, 2011 through August 31, 2011.

Basic Car 14A11 Venice Beach District
Senior Lead Officer Theresa Skinner – Cell Phone # (310) 622-3968
Basic Car Coordinator Sergeant Merlo – # (310) 482-6334

Crime Trends

The following are the crime statistics representing August 1, 2011 through August 31, 2011:
Aggravated Assaults    9
Burglary / Theft from vehicle    14
Robbery    6
Burglary (Residential/Business)    8
Grand Theft Autos    7
Sexual Crime    0
Homicide    0
Theft    27

During this rating period Aggravated Assaults has become a problem in the Venice Beach Marina Del Rey Peninsula areas. Aggravated Assault has doubled from last period to this one. We have to learn that people can settle arguments without hurting each other; problem solving can work for you. It is human nature to disagree sometimes but how we handle the problem is what matters most. When tempers heat up, try to cool down before speaking. Walk away, take some deep breaths and then begin to talk. Listen closely to each other, take turns speaking and tell each other what you think went wrong. Decide if the solution works for both of you and implement it. Also sometimes a third person can help two people work out a problem. If you observe any suspicious activities call the police right away.

Lighting safety tips:
Motion detector lights strategically located around your property are a good deterrent in the evening. Burglary suspects detest ample lighting for fear of being seen committing there crime.
Reminder

PACIFIC RESERVE MEETING Thursday, September 8, 2011 @ 7:00 p.m. Pacific Community Station 12312 Culver Blvd., Los Angeles

 

Basic Car 14A13 Oakwood District
Senior Lead Officer Theresa Skinner – Cell Phone # (310) 622-3970
Basic Car Coordinator Sergeant Merlo – (310) 482-6334

Crime Trends
The following are the crime statistics representing August 1, 2011 through August 31, 2011:

Aggravated Assaults    0
Burglary / Theft from Vehicle    6
Robbery    3
Grand Theft Auto    1
Burglaries (Residential/Business)    2
Sexual Crime    0
Homicide    0
Theft    10

During this rating period Burglary/Theft from Motor Vehicle (BFMV) has become a problem in our area. Crime has continued to decrease but we still can do better. BFMV is a crime that can be severely reduced by just stop leaving items of value in plain sight inside your vehicle. Place all items of value (Lap-Top, IPod, Etc.) in your vehicle truck for added security. Do not use your glove-box as a traveling safe; it is the first place a BFMV suspect looks. Attempt to park in well-lit areas with heavy pedestrian traffic. If you observe any suspicious activities contact the police right away.

Safety Tips
•    Home safety tips:
Always lock and secure doors/windows when leaving your home. All second story windows and patio doors should also be locked; burglary suspects can gain access to the second story with ease.

PACIFIC HOMELESS OUTREACH MEETING Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m. Pacific Roll Call Room 12312 Culver Blvd., Los Angeles

Basic Car 14A25 Mar Vista District
Senior Lead Officer Marci Garcia – Cell Phone # (310) 622-3973
Basic Car Coordinator Sergeant Merlo – (310) 482-6334

Crime Trends
The following are the crime statistics representing August 1, 2011 through August 31, 2011:

Aggravated Assaults    0
Burglary / Theft from vehicle    13
Robbery    3
Burglary (Residential/Business)    15
Grand Theft Auto    7
Homicide    0
Sex    0
Theft    15

During this rating period Burglary (Residential/Business) has become a problem in Basic Car 14A25 area. Remember most intruders seek easy targets to enter quickly and quietly. The harder you make your home to get into, the lower your risk of a break-in. Install window locks on each window, keep shrubs and hedges trimmed and install sensor lights all around your property. Ample lighting is a big deterrent for burglary suspects for fear of being seen committing there crime.    Join your local Neighborhood Watch Program it is still the best tool against crime. If you observe any suspicious or criminal activities call the police right away.

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