Serious crime was down 16% last year in Santa Monica, local officials said this week.
After reaching a historically low level in 2014, the rate of Part 1 crimes, which include murder, rape, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, theft, grand theft auto and arson, rose 29% between 2015 and 2018. But in 2019, 16% fewer Part 1 crimes were reported than in 2018.
Three people were murdered in 2019, a decrease from seven people in 2018. The number of rapes fell from 47 to 35.
Read More: https://www.smdp.com/serious-crime-falls-16-in-santa-monica/185455