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Major Crimes Increase in L.A., 1960

December 31, 2010 |  4:04 am

  Dec. 31, 1960, Laos Invaded  

  Dec. 31, 1960, Comics  

Dec. 31, 1960: Most crime, except for drunk driving, increased in 1960, according to Police Chief William H. Parker. The 4.2% decrease in DUI was probably due to longer jail sentences, Parker said. "In other words, it takes habitual drunkards longer to get out and get drunk again," he said.

Homicides are up 10.9%, from 134 to 149, the LAPD says. Robberies showed the largest increase, 39.4%, to 6,160. 


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  Dec. 31, 1960, Crime Statistics