Monday, June 04, 2007

Orange County Crime Down, Nation's Crime Up

Orange County Crime Down, Nation's Crime Up

June 4, 2007

While the FBI is expected to report a 1.3 percent rise in violent crime nationwide in 2006 — an increase for the second straight year, Sheriff Michael Carona today announced that criminal homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft decreased by 3.7% in jurisdictions served by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in 2006. “This is great news for Orange County. Violent crimes decreased by 7.72% and property crimes decreased by 3.76% as compared to 2005. The men and women of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with our residents, community leaders, and business owners, continue to make law enforcement a top priority. We are, once again, one of the safest communities in the nation,” said Sheriff Carona.


% Change 05 to 06

Aliso Viejo

Dana Point

Laguna Hills

Laguna Niguel

Laguna Woods

Lake Forest

Mission Viejo

Rancho Santa Margarita

San Clemente

San Juan Capistrano


Villa Park

Unincorporated County


* Excludes Arson to Compare to DOJ Report


























- 18.5 %

- - 13.4 %

- - 10.3 %

- - 16.9 %

- - 4.4 %

- + 10.1 %

- + 7.4 %

- + 2.9 %

- - 4.3 %

- - 6.7 %

- - 17.2 %

- - 5.0 %

- + 1.7 %

- - 4.2 %

source: OCSD

On the other side of the fence, a violent crime spike in four cities led the Justice Department on Friday to dispatch additional teams of federal agents to combat guns, gangs or surging murder rates in Mesa, Ariz.; Orlando, Fla.; San Bernardino, Calif., and San Juan, Puerto Rico. According to an AP story filed by Lara Jakes Jordan, June 2, 2007, “ a new internal Justice report rapped crime-busting task forces for failing to coordinate efforts and potentially endangering agents' lives. "Each of these cities has seen an unacceptable increase in homicides or other violent crimes," Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told employees at the Washington headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. "Authorities in each have come forward and asked for our help”.

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