Half I crimes maintain taking place
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division launched February information on crime within the Santa Clarita Valley, exhibiting for the second time this yr that Half I crimes, that are thought of probably the most severe offenses, proceed to say no in comparison with final yr.
Information accessible on-line as a part of Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s “Transparency Pledge” stories that Half I crimes, which embrace murder, rape, theft / theft, assault and arson, are from 270 in February 2020 to 225 in February 2021 – an total lower of 14.39% – disabled.
Half II crimes, which embrace counterfeiting, intercourse offenses, alcohol, narcotics and different much less severe offenses than these belonging to Half I, have been up from the yr, nonetheless. earlier. In February 2020, 407 of those Half II legal offenses have been reported and in February 2021, 450 have been reported, leading to a ten.56% enhance in SVC.
January of this yr noticed the same drop in Half I crimes, in addition to the same enhance in Half II crimes. However the mixed variety of crimes reported in January and February of the 2 years solely exhibits a distinction of 1 crime between them, 2020 having 1340 Half I and II crimes reported and 2021 having 1341 crimes reported within the first two months. .
SCV Sheriff’s Submit Captain Justin Diez stated final month that the division insisted on making extra assets accessible on the bottom to deal with Half I crimes.
Sgt. Brian Shreves of SCV Sheriff’s Station stated on Tuesday the drop in Half I crime was additionally attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, however crime developments have modified and can proceed to vary because the sense of normalcy returns .
“I believe we’re fairly steady, and even down slightly bit total (from) the previous 5 years,” Shreves stated, reviewing Half I Crimes, however added that some classes of crimes this yr will proceed. to extend from final yr because the “reputable worry of what was taking place with the pandemic” stored folks inside.
The SCV sheriff’s publish recorded 592 Half I and II crimes in February 2019 (223 Half I) and 762 Half I and II crimes in February 2018 (287 Half I).