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Northeast Community Newsletter
From: Captain Bill Murphy
Subject: Northeast (NOE) Newsletter
Hello everyone. This newsletter will focus on our year-end crime statistics for each neighborhood.
How to sign up for the Northeast (NOE) Newsletter
I always get email requests from people who get sent a copy of the Newsletter - and then ask me to add them to the e-mail list. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult for me to add you on our end (it's complicated - epolicing is a Citywide program and the networks are downtown). However, it is very easy to sign up - just go our website - lapdonline.org Then click on the "epolicing" icon and add your address/zip code and you will start to receive all e-mail blasts and the Newsletters. Thanks for your understanding.
* Community - Police Advisory Board
* Businesses for Law Enforcement in Northeast Division
* 4th Annual Northeast BLEND Charity Golf Tournament
- to be held on Friday April 27, 2012, 10:30 AM shotgun start at the Pacific Palms Resort, One Industry Hills Parkway, Industry, CA (626) 854-2501. This golf tournament is a major fundraiser that supports Northeast Area youth programs and purchases police operational equipment that cannot be obtained due to the City's dire fiscal situation. The City dose not provide any funding for police youth programs - each local police station has to conduct their own fundraising to support these programs - so please consider supporting this worthy event. All donations are tax deductible (tax ID will be provided). (BLEND) - The next BLEND meeting will be held on Wednesday January 25, 2012, at 8 AM, Northeast Station. We are recruiting new members so if you are interested in joining please come by the next meeting. (C-PAB) next meeting - On Monday January 23, 2012, at 6 PM, at Northeast Police Station, 3353 San Fernando Road. We will release the meeting schedule for the entire year! at! the next meeting. One meeting per quarter will be held out in the community at various neighborhood venues. Everyone is invited to attend the meetings.
Please visit and "Sign up" on Northeast Area's Facebook, Twitter, and Nixle accounts. Facebook has the most up to date crime statistics, wanted criminal flyers and photos of Northeast Area events (Cadets, Open Houses, etc.). We really want to increase the number of friends/participants on these sites and want to get much more involved in using social media to communicate with the Northeast community. Addresses are below…thanks for your support.
We want to be the #1 LAPD police station in social media contacts. To do this we need your help…so encouraged everyone to sign up!
The city is upgraded our telephone system (analog to digital) at the police station and we have a new set of telephone numbers and a transition from the old (213) area code to new (323) area code. Always remember to call 9-1-1 if you have an emergency.
Here are some of the new telephone numbers:
Front Desk: (323) 344-5701
Patrol Office: (323) 344-5707
Area Office (323) 344-5708
CRO Office: (323) 344-5712
SLO Office: (323) 344-5718
Detective Desk: TBD dial 213-485-2566 (still waiting for new number)
BTFV: Car break-in
GTA: Car theft
AGG: Shooting, stabbing, or assault not resulting in death
459: Burglary of a residence or business
261: Sexual Assault (rape)
484: Larceny or theft of property
Crime Strategy Terminology
Bait Car - Undercover operation where we bring in a plain vehicle and load it with desirable goods (IPOD, GPS, Cigarettes, etc.) and hope someone breaks into the car as we are watching. These operations (OPS) are based upon crime statistics.
Decoy Car - Place an unmanned Black & White police car at a location and move it every few hours. Gives impression police are at location.
H/IDE - Spilt a police unit (2 officers) into two cars and they slowly patrol an area with their lights on. Gives impression some police OPS is going on in the area - keeps criminals away.
Red Zone - All traffic violators are given a ticket - no breaks (used to decrease traffic collisions and crime in an area).
Zero Tolerance - Strict enforcement of all laws (everyone goes to jail - even for a minor traffic warrant). Used to reduce gang/violent crime activity.
Parole and Probation Sweeps - Targeted checks on parolees and probationers.
Buy Bust OPS - Take down the narco street dealers and then act as dealers - then arrest the buyers.
Trick Task Force - Take down "Johns" who want to pick up prostitutes.
Volunteer Surveillance Team (VST) - Use VST (civilian volunteers) members to watch an area and report activity. Used for graffiti/truant/curfew/scalping activities.
NOE Crime Statistics
As you will see below we had another great year reducing crime. Each year it gets tougher to reduce the crime rate, as you have to compete against the previous year's crime numbers. But we have been able to do it with hard work and strong cooperation and support from the community!
These are the final year end crime statistics for 2011:
Homicide: Up 50.0% (up 4 crimes, 12 vs. 8)
Rape: Down 26.7%
Robbery: Down 27.1%
AGG: Down 17.1%
Shots Fired: Down 5.4%
Shooting Victims: Up 42.9% (up 15 crimes…had more multiple victim incidents)
Total Violent Crime: Down 21.9%
Burglary: Down 8.6%
GTA: Up 3.4%
BTFV: Down 15.2%
Larceny: Down 3.3%
Total Property Crime: Down 7.3%
Part I (Total Crime): Down 9.5%
Northeast Area ended the year ranked second in the City in violent crime reduction.
Northeast Area ranked tenth in the City in property crime reduction
Northeast Area ranked sixth in the City in overall crime reduction
We had 524 less Part I crimes
Finished under 5,000 total crimes for the first time in decades
Had 4982 total crimes last year…had 17616 total crimes in 1992…a 72% reduction
Homicide and GTA were the only crimes that had an increase (shooting victims is a statistic that we track - not a crime category)
Two of the homicides were family related infant fatalities (child abuse)
We had a bad December with three homicides (two gang-related)
The 12 homicides that we had last year ranks as the third lowest number that we have posted over the past 40 years (1971-2011)
Here are top five (lowest homicide totals) over that time span:
2010: 8 homicides
1974: 11 homicides
2011: 12 homicides
2009: 15 homicides
1971: 15 homicides
Top Five Homicide Totals since 1971:
1992: 57 homicides
1990: 51 homicides
1995: 50 homicides
1991: 41 homicides
1996: 39 homicides
Neighborhood Crime Update
Had a great year in Highland Park with total crime down 14% - 141 fewer crimes!
Good News: Robbery down 28%, Assaults down 15%, Burglary down 16%, Larceny down 6%, BFMV down 29%, and total crime down 14%.
Needs Work: Homicide up 50% (3 vs. 2), Rape up 14% (8 vs. 7), and GTA up 3% (had 6 more for the year).
Yesterday we held a press conference to ask for the public's help in identifying a serial robbery suspect who has committed 7 armed robberies in Highland Park, Cypress Park, and Lincoln Heights. The suspect is committing these crimes between the hours of 4-10 PM in fast food restaurants such as McDonalds, Burger King, Jack in the Box, etc. Some of the robberies have occurred with women and children in the store (he has never hurt customers but this gravely concerns us). If you have not seen the news please visit a local media outlet or our Facebook webpage to view the composite sketch of the suspect. We hope that someone will recognize the composite and give our Detectives (323-344-5751) a call so we can capture him before he hurts an employee or customer.
Had a great year in Glassell Park with crime down 22% - 76 fewer crimes!
Good News: Homicide ended the year even (1 vs. 1), but every other category of crime was down for the year with assaults down 53% and burglaries down 45% leading the way. Total crime was down 22% for the year.
Eagle Rock had a 2% crime reduction - 11 fewer crimes.
Good News: Homicide (0 crimes), Rape down 67% (2 less crimes), Larceny down 16% (36 less crimes). Needs Work: Burglary up 16% (12 more crimes), and GTA up 5% (7 more crimes). Most crimes were pretty even with a slight movement from last year.
Atwater Village had a 1% crime reduction - 4 fewer crimes.
Good News: Homicide (0 crimes), Assaults were down 21% (6 less crimes), and GTA was down 16% (9 less crimes).
Needs Work: Burglary was up 25% (10 more crimes), and Rape was up 300% (4 vs. 1, 3 more crimes).
Had a great year in Echo Park with crime down 12% - 50 fewer crimes.
Good News: Homicide (0 Crimes), Rape even (1 vs. 1), Robbery down 45% (13 less crimes), Assaults down 25%, and BFMV down 17%.
Needs Work: GTA was up 5% (4 more crimes), and Larceny up 3 % (2 more crimes).
Silver Lake had a 2% increase in crime - 10 more crimes for the year.
Good News: Robbery was down 60% (27 less crimes). Needs Work: Homicide up 100% (1 vs. 0), Rape up 100% (2 vs. 1), GTA was up 43% (36 more crimes) this was the big difference for the year. Rests of the crime categories were basically even.
Elysian Valley had a 1% decrease in crime - 1 less crime.
Good News: Rape down 100% (0 vs. 1), Assaults were down 65% (11 less crimes).
Needs Work: Homicide up 200% (2 vs. 0), and Larceny up 171% (12 more crimes). The rest of the crime categories were basically even.
Note: Dodger Stadium and the surrounding community streets had a great year with crime down 55% - 36 fewer crimes.
Had a great year in Franklin Hills with crime down 13% - 25 fewer crimes.
Good News: Homicide (0 Crimes), Rape down 200% (0 vs. 2), BTFV down 13% (10 less crimes), and Larceny down 27% (13 less crimes).
Needs Work: Burglary up 16% (5 more crimes). This was the only category of crime to see an increase.
Had a great year in Los Feliz with crime down 17% - 128 fewer crimes!
Good News: Homicide (0 crimes), Rape down 300% (0 vs. 3), Robbery down 39% (20 less crimes), BFMV down 18% (55 less crimes), Larceny down 26% (39 less crimes). Needs Work: GTA was up 11% (11 more crimes).
East Hollywood had an 8% increase in crimes - 39 more crimes.
Good News: Homicide even (2 vs. 2), Rape down 300% (0 vs. 3), Robbery down 11% (7 less crimes), BFMV down 8% (9 less crimes).
Needs Work: Larceny up 20% (33 more crimes), Burglary up 48% (19 more crimes).
Cypress Park had a 9% decrease in crime - 18 less crimes.
Good News: Homicide even (2 vs. 2), Rape even (0 crimes), BFMV down 29% (11 less crimes), GTA down 21% (9 less crimes), Burglary down 31% (4 less crimes).
Needs Work: Larceny up 11% (6 more crimes).
Had a great year in Mount Washington with a 32% crime reduction - 149 less crimes.
Good News: Everything. Homicide even (2 vs. 2), Rape down 80% (1 vs. 5), BFMV down 50% (81 less crimes), Burglary down 37% (less 30 crimes), Larceny down 21% (14 less crimes), basically all crime were down double digits.
Anyway, that's it for now. Hopefully I typed the statistics correctly. Take care Bill email@example.com
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