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|Mission Hills Area Police Report A Drop In Crime|
|Written by San Fernando Valley Sun|
|Thursday, 19 September 2013 03:07|
Authorities at the LAPD Station in Mission Hills are reporting a downward spike in area crime.
Lt. Paul Vernon said personal thefts, robberies and auto burglaries have all dropped during the tracking period from mid- August to Sept. 14.
"We saw a spike like this at this time a year ago," said Vernon, adding there was no particular Task Force or current crime prevention program helping to create the downward trend.
Vernon added, however, that area police are seeing a dramatic upturn in the arrest of women for burglaries and involving stolen cars.
"There have been 200 more women arrested in the Mission area than last year at this time," he said. "There's been an 85 percent increase for arrests involving stolen cars and a 50 percent increase for arrests involving burglaries."
Vernon said many of those arrested appear to have drug additictions, in particular methamphetamine.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 03:09|