Stolen vehicles top list of Northeast Division’s crime problems

Car recovered after being stolen in Echo Park

The LAPD’s Northeast Division – which stretches from Echo Park and Silver Lake to Eagle Rock and Highland Park –  is on track to report a drop in violent and property crimes this year, according to Capt. William Murphy in an email newsletter.  Vehicle-related crime, however, remained on the upswing. Murphy, citing 2011 crime figures through Dec. 10,  said this year’s biggest crime problem was grand theft auto, which was up 3.7%  compared to the same period last year.  More than 900 vehicles have been stolen since the first of the year. “GTA is our biggest crime problem right now,” Murphy said. “We need your help to drive this number down.”

Click on the link for a run down of other Northeast crime stats:

NOE Crime Statistics provided by Northeast Division Capt. William Murphy.

The year-to-date (YTD) crime statistics will cover from January 1, 2011 through December 10, 2011. I will also comment on crime trends from December 4, 2011 through December 10, 2011.

Homicide: Up 12.5% (up 1 crime, 9 vs. 8)
Rape: Down 26.7%
Robbery: Down 26.0%
AGG: Down 16.8%
Shots Fired: Down 9.7%
Shooting Victims: Up 17.1% (up six crimes)

Total Violent Crime: Down 21.6%

Burglary: Down 9.5%
GTA: Up 3.7%
BTFV: Down 14.7%
Larceny: Down 7.1%

Total Property Crime: Down 8.1%

Part I (Total Crime): Down 10.2%

Northeast Area ranks second in the City in violent crime reduction YTD. Held first place for approximately 8 months
Northeast Area ranks ninth in the City in property crime reduction YTD
Northeast Area ranks sixth in the City in overall crime reduction YTD
We have 532 less Part I crimes YTD
We had 90 crimes last week. Our goal to achieve a 5% reduction is to average 99.8 crimes a week
It looks like we will end the calendar year down in every category of crime except Homicide (this number has been dramatically reduced over the past four years) and GTA
GTA is our biggest crime problem right now. We need your help to drive this number down. Please take advantage of the “11 for 11” program and purchase a CLUB steering wheel device at cost ($11) at Northeast Detectives.

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