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R. Rex Parris Lancaster Crime Rate Lowest in more than 15 Years


Lancaster Crime Rate Lowest in more than 15 Years

Crime Rate Down 34% since 2007 and below 300 per 10,000 residents

LANCASTER, CA – The City of Lancaster‟s overall Part I crime rate has declined

to less than 300 crimes per 10,000 residents, the first time the City‟s serious crime rate

has been below 300 since at least 1996. Further, the 298.6 crime rate for 2010

represents a dramatic reduction of nearly 34% in just three years, from a crime rate of

449.4 in 2007. Vigilant and targeted enforcement efforts by the Los Angeles County

Sheriff‟s Department (LASD), a significant and sustained resource commitment by the

Lancaster City Council, focused public safety initiatives by the Lancaster Criminal

Justice Commission, substantial code enforcement and neighborhood improvement

efforts, and a community-wide aggressive stance towards gangs and crime have made

Lancaster a demonstrably safer City.

“In 2007, our City was overrun by gangs and crime and many hard-working

families and long-time residents were leaving Lancaster. Today, we are a much safer,

happier, and more engaged City. Together, we have built a better, safer Lancaster for

our children and grandchildren,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “There is no

mistaking the fact that we have gained the upper hand in reducing crime. Primary credit

and thanks go to the tireless efforts of our more than 400 Neighborhood Watch and

Business Watch groups, as well as our strong partnership with the Los Angeles County

Sheriff‟s Department and our great friend, Sheriff Lee Baca.”

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January 27, 2011 Posted by | Honest Politician, LANCASTER CRIME RATE, Lancaster Mayor, SHERIFF LEE BACA, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment