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April 16, 2004
Glendale Police Chief Randy Adams said he was "delighted" with numbers released by the California Attorney General indicating Glendale had more than a 26 percent decrease in violent crime last year. "We've directed our resources at dealing with street crime," Adams said through a spokesman. The state figures released by Attorney General Bill Lockyer indicated Glendale had the largest percentage drop in violent crimes of any large city in California. The total number of incidents in the city was 383 in 2003, down from 495 the year before.
NEWS
June 9, 2005
Fred Ortega Violent crime incidents were down 25.6% throughout the city in 2004, according to preliminary statistics released by the FBI on Monday, making Glendale one of the nation's safest cities with populations of 100,000 or more. There were 270 incidents of violent crime reported in Glendale in 2004, down from 363 the previous year, the FBI report stated. The biggest drops occurred in the reported numbers of forcible rapes and aggravated assaults, which decreased by 38.9% and 37.3%, respectively.
NEWS
April 16, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Violent crime in Glendale last year registered the largest drop in California, due to fewer robbery and assault reports and the sentencing of a serial killer. Violent crime totals in Glendale fell from 495 in 2002 to 363 in 2003, the biggest improvement among the 51 police departments that submit data to the state each year. Violent crime includes homicide, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Homicides in Glendale dropped from nine in 2002 to six in 2003.
THE818NOW
April 5, 2012
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 12 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Nine neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Toluca Lake (A) was the most unusual, recording three reports compared with a weekly average of 0.3 over the last three months. Continue reading > >   - Ben Welsh and Thomas Suh Lauder, Los Angeles Times
LOCAL
By Tania Chatila | June 13, 2006
GLENDALE ? Instances of violent crime in Glendale rose from 2004 to 2005, following a nationwide increase in murder, robberies and aggravated assaults, but numbers in Burbank told a different story, according to FBI data released on Monday. In Glendale, there were 19 murders in 2005 compared to five in 2004, according to the bureau's Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report for 2005. A majority of the increase can be attributed to the Jan. 26 Metrolink train derailment when Juan Manuel Alvarez allegedly parked his 1993 Jeep Cherokee on the train tracks near Chevy Chase Drive, causing the three-train wreck that killed 11 people and injured nearly 200 others.
THE818NOW
April 12, 2012
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 11 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Five neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Toluca Lake (A) was the most unusual, recording three reports compared with a weekly average of 0.3 over the last three months. Studio City (C) topped the list of eight neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 34 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 19.9 over the last three months.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | June 3, 2009
GLENDALE ? Property crimes in Glendale rose last year while neighboring cities, such as Los Angeles and Pasadena, saw a decrease in the same category, according to the FBI?s latest batch of crime statistics. Property crimes last year, including larceny, theft, burglary and vehicle theft, jumped from 3,667 in 2007 to 4,105, was likely attributable to a rise in the number of criminals pushed out of Los Angeles and into Glendale, interim Police Chief Ron De Pompa said. ?The displacement of crime is a very real problem for Glendale,?
NEWS
August 9, 2003
Darleene Barrientos Violent crime has gone down in the city, compared to last year, and Glendale Police hope to maintain that trend. Based on crimes reported in the first half of each year -- including violent and property crimes like homicide, forcible rape, aggravated assault, burglary, arson and stolen vehicles -- Glendale's numbers dropped 4%, to 2,200 from January to June 2003. Between those months in 2002, 2,303 crimes were reported. An 11% rise in stolen cars in the city has the department concerned, however.
FEATURES
January 26, 2007
St. Finbar and St. Francis Xavier's ministry with young adults presents Theology on Tap II with the Rev. George Horan at 7 p.m. Jan 28, 2007. The night's topic is Crime and Forgiveness."
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 28, 2014
Two local lawmakers recently announced their picks for “Women of the Year” and they all come from a variety of professional and community-advocacy backgrounds. During a luncheon on Tuesday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honored Alexandra Helfrich of Burbank, Cheryl Davis of La Crescenta and Christy Schilling of Glendale, among other women from his district. Helfrich has served on the Burbank Arts for All Foundation board of directors since 2007 and was co-chair from 2010-13.
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NEWS
January 14, 2014
For the first time in four years, the overall crime rate increased slightly in Glendale last year, with a spike in the number of property offenses. While violent crimes - which includes homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults - remained low last year, property crimes jumped, which pushed up the overall crime rate by 3% from 2012. Increases in the number of break-ins, auto burglaries and petty thefts drove up property crimes by 5%, according to the Glendale Police Department's 2013 crime statistics, which were released Tuesday.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 25, 2013
Crime continued to decline for the first six months of this year in Glendale, a trend police officials attributed to real-time analysis and strong community partnerships. Violent crime, including homicide, rape and robbery, dipped from 110 incidents from January to June last year to 90 for the same period this year, according to the Glendale Police Department. Property crimes also dropped from 1,567 to 1,539 incidents. Police Capt. Carl Povilaitis said part of a successful crime-fighting strategy involved collaboration.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 18, 2013
For the fourth year in a row, violent and property crime rates dropped in Glendale in 2012, according to figures released by police on Thursday. The number of violent crimes - including homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults - fell from 258 in 2011 to 233 last year for a roughly 10% decrease, according to the Police Department's 2012 crime statistics. Property crimes - burglary, arson auto theft and burglary, grand and petty theft - also dipped from 3,464 incidents in 2011 to 3,051 last year, or by approximately 12%. Police Chief Ron De Pompa said he was surprised by the downward trend because of the spree of residential burglaries in Glendale's affluent neighborhoods that occurred early 2012.
NEWS
June 12, 2012
A FBI report released this week shows violent and property crimes were down in Burbank and Glendale last year. The report mirrors numbers released this January by police officials in both cities, which saw decreases in the number of reported robberies, assaults, burglaries and thefts. Burbank saw violent crimes drop from 221 in 2010 to 191 last year, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report . Property crimes dipped in Burbank from 2,687 in 2010 to 2,555 in 2011. Violent crimes also decreased in Glendale from 277 in 2010 to 258 last year.
THE818NOW
April 12, 2012
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 11 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Five neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Toluca Lake (A) was the most unusual, recording three reports compared with a weekly average of 0.3 over the last three months. Studio City (C) topped the list of eight neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 34 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 19.9 over the last three months.
THE818NOW
April 5, 2012
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 12 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Nine neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Toluca Lake (A) was the most unusual, recording three reports compared with a weekly average of 0.3 over the last three months. Continue reading > >   - Ben Welsh and Thomas Suh Lauder, Los Angeles Times
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | May 24, 2011
Local violent crimes decreased in 2010, while the number of thefts increased slightly in Burbank and Glendale, according to preliminary crime reports from the FBI — a trend police officials say could be harder to stymie because of the court-mandated early release of thousands of state prisoners. The declining trend for violent offenses reflects similar decreases throughout the nation, according to the FBI report released this week. While property crimes decreased nationally, theft-related offenses in Burbank climbed from 2,663 in 2009 to 2,687 in 2010.
NEWS
November 25, 2010
So a Los Angeles County Superior Court ("Judge drops hate crime allegation, Sept. 30) drops charges against a "23-year-old man accused of smashing a religious monument at St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church. " As a Christian Armenian it is upsetting to see how someone can just destroy such a valuable monument. Isn't this a bias-motivated crime? The judge obviously failed to recognize the violent crime allegedly committed by Victor Petrescu. I know that the monument has significant meaning to many Christian Armenians, including myself.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 20, 2010
GLENDALE — Property-related crimes rose sharply during the first six months of 2010, while violent crimes largely dropped, according to the latest Glendale police crime statistics. Property crimes, including thefts and home and vehicle burglaries, jumped to 1,941 between January and June, up from 1,784 for the same period last year, according to the police figures. Petty thefts saw the largest increase with 747 through June, up from 648 compared with the same period last year.
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