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January 1, 2008 | 11:39 am

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Los Angeles Police Department
Crime Statistics

Offense
1956
1957
Increase/Decrease
Homicide
104
119
+14.4%
Rape
1,056 1,271
+20.4%
Robbery
3,548
4,269
+20.3%
Aggravated Assault
5,315
5,786
+8.9%
Burglary
22,799
26,887
+17.9
Larceny (Except Auto Theft)
45,276
50,173
+10.8%
Auto Theft
10,342
13,203
+27.7%
Worthless Checks
12,782
17,390
+36.1%
Total
101,222
119,098
+17.7%

This is only a sample of the extensive annual crime statistics compiled by the Los Angeles Police Department. The summary notes that 1957 "was the highest year on record for reported crimes and attempts."

The highest crime areas were: Central Division, 10,426 crimes per 100,000 population; and Newton Street Division, 10,169 crimes per 100,000 population. The safest areas were the West Valley Division, 2,774 per 100,000 population; and West Los Angeles Division, 2,907 crimes per 100,000 population.


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1957 Homicides by LAPD Division
77th Street Division
27
University Division
18
Central Division
16
Newton Division
15
Harbor Division
10
Hollywood Division
6
Wilshire Division
6
Valley Division
5
Highland Park Division
4
Hollenbeck Division
4
West Valley Division
4
West Los Angeles Division
3
Venice Division
1

Source: Los Angeles Police Department, annual report for 1957

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