Monday, December 30, 2019

Crime in La Mirada falls 37% in November from previous year

Crimes reported in La Mirada continue to show a dramatic decrease, falling 37% in the month of November compared to the same month in 2018.

65 Part One crimes were recorded last month in the city, down from the 103 reported to sheriff's deputies in November 2018.

Data made available today by the Sheriff's Department is also showing crime for the first 11 months of the year off 15% compared to the same period in 2018 dropping from 854 to 726.

La Mirada is on course to record its third-lowest rate of crime in the past three decades if the current trend extends through December.

That trend is showing the number of incidents being reported to sheriff's officials is falling more as each month passes through most of 2019. At the end of October, the crime rate was down 12% widening to 15% as of November 30.

Part One crime data is collected by the FBI from police agencies across the nation and consists of violent and theft of property crimes. The data is commonly used to compare year-to-year trends as well as city-to-city.


  1. Fewer crimes reported doesn't actually mean less crime. It means that people have given up on reporting petty theft because no one is doing anything about them in the wake of recent legislation.