Serious Crimes Flat Citywide but Up on Eastside in October

Overall incidents of serious crime in West Hollywood last month showed no increase over October 2014 except for on the city’s Eastside, where the number of crimes was up 28% for a total of 50.

Serious crimes reported in West Hollywood in October 2015
Serious crimes reported in West Hollywood in October 2015

A report by the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station shows that petty theft, defined as the theft of items valued at $950 or less, were up 61% on the Eastside, with 18 reported in October 2014 and 29 reported last month. The other category that showed a large increase on the Eastside was car burglaries, which increased from two to nine.

Overall crimes on the Eastside accounted for 37% of those reported citywide last month, up from 29% of the overall total in October 2014.

Serious crimes in the city’s Westside, home to a large part of nightlife scene, fell 17% last month from the October 2014. Aggravated assaults were down to a reported four last month compared with eight in October 2014. There were two residential burglaries reported, compared to four in October 2014. Car burglaries dropped from a reported 13 last year to nine last month.

Reports of serious crimes in the city’s center were up only 3% in October from the same month last year. The category responsible for the largest number of those crimes was aggravated assault. There were nine instances reported last month compared to five in October 2014.

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