Crime increased in 2012

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crimeSAN DIEGO — Crime increased across all major categories in San Diego County last year, but the totals remain well below 30-year highs, the San Diego Association of Governments reported Friday.

The regional planning agency released a snapshot of its annual crime report, which is due for release early next month.

The data shows the number of murders countywide in 2012 totaled 107. Though up 30 percent from 2011, that’s still the 12th lowest total in the last 30 years, according to SANDAG statistics. The high during that period was 278 in 1991, while the low was 67 in 2010.

The number of aggravated assaults rose by 9 percent to 7,840 from the previous year, the sixth lowest mark in the 30-year period, but larceny and auto thefts rose by 7 percent, burglaries climbed 6 percent, and rape and robbery cases were up 5 percent, according to SANDAG.

The 3,200 robberies reported was the second-lowest total over the three decades, and the 691 reported rapes was the fourth-lowest, according to SANDAG.

SANDAG’s initial data release came without comment.

In recent statements, San Diego police Chief William Lansdowne attributed a 6.9 percent crime uptick in his city to personnel cuts in his department, a transfer of state inmates to county custody and a larger transient population.


  • jimmy

    Corrupt California Department of Justice Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement employees where stealing drugs from evidence vaults and reselling them to cover extensive credit card debt.

    They also are creating suspects by planting evidence just so that they can steal jewelry, money, etc… from them.
    They poisoned my dog to death and started to use gang members to harass me because I complained to the San Francisco DA's office that they where fabricating evidence and stealing from me.

  • real numbers, please

    It's only going to get worse folks! The number L/E provide are skewed just like barry's people provide for the unemployment percentages. Lies, lies yea!! Crime a has sky-rocketed in the past 4 years and major is climbing fast! Don't believer the b.s. they print!

  • Jeff T

    Make sure you can defend your home and family,, remember when you dial 911 that seconds count and the cops are minutes, maybe hours away.To those who dont believe in god and guns remember when you need help the first thing you do is call for someone with a gun and second, you pray they get there in time.

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