Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Community Safety Partnership Bureau (CSPB) recently shared statistics on violent crime reduction in the CSPB sites.
The mission of the CSPB is to use community relationship strategies to strengthen trust between law enforcement and the community. The development of long-term relationships, enhanced community capacity, and community partnering lead to decreased crime and improved community perception of safety. In August, a review of the violent crime statistics showed an overall reduction in violent crime in the ten Community Safety Partnership (CSP) sites. Those sites include Nickerson Gardens, Imperial Courts, Jordan Downs, Avalon Gardens, Gonzaque Village, Harvard Park, South Park, Pueblo Del Rio, Ramona Gardens, and San Fernando Gardens.
Violent crime was down YTD compared to 2019 by 7.9% across all CSP sites. Homicides across all sites are down 50%. In looking at specific CSP sites, Nickerson Gardens, the largest housing development in the City of Los Angeles, has a violent crime decrease of 50% since 2019. Robberies were down 83.3% YTD in Pueblo Del Rio and 50% in Imperial Courts.
As Los Angeles, like many cities across the country, has struggled with rising crime, the CSPB has managed to find ways of decreasing the overall violent crime statistics in their sites. The personnel assigned to CSPB have not waivered from their mission and the statistics support the basis upon which CSPB is founded; community partnering can lead to decreased crime.