City Thanks Santa Clarita Deputies for Achieving Lowest Crime Rate on Record in Santa Clarita
CITY THANKS SANTA CLARITA DEPUTIES
FOR ACHIEVING LOWEST CRIME RATE ON RECORD IN SANTA CLARITA
Figures show a 20% crime rate drop from 2017 to 2018
Today City officials, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department staff and County representatives joined the community in thanking the brave, hardworking men and women of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. Last year’s crime numbers are in, and 2018 marks the lowest on record. According to the numbers, part one crimes - which include homicide, rape, robbery, burglary and arson - have been reduced by 20% from 2017 to 2018.
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean led the press event which included comments from Assistant Sheriff Tim Murakami from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Captain Robert Lewis from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, and a special video message from Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger.
“Today we recognize the men and women of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station for their successful crime fighting efforts that led to significant reductions in the City’s crime rates for 2018,” said Mayor Marsha McLean.
Crime stats for 2018 have shown robberies are down 23%, burglaries are down more than 13%, grand theft autos are down 28% and assaults are down nearly 19%. Deputies have been impacting crime through special operations, directed patrol tactics, targeted traffic enforcement, specialized deployments, the apprehension of suspects and public education and awareness efforts.
“To the deputies from our Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, I speak for all of us here today when I say – from the bottom of my heart, congratulations and thank you!” said Mayor McLean.
For more photos from the press conference, please visit flickr.com/CityofSantaClarita.
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