Articles Tagged With ‘Crime’

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Violent crime rising faster in California than in U.S.


During a year in which violent crime rose in the United States, California more than doubled the nationwide increase, according to recently released FBI statistics. Following two years of declines, the violent crime rate in the U.S. rose by 3.1... (Continue reading)

Central Coast cities rank among least safe in California


Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach rank among the 30 least safe cities in California, according to a report released by a research and analysis website. The rankings are based on a variety of FBI crime metrics, and... (Continue reading)

SLO is truly Camelot

Allan Cooper

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Welcome to San Luis Obispo, the “happy city of denial” where city officials, the Downtown Association and the police department annually produce self-congratulatory crime reports. Just the other day, the city informs us that DUI’s aren’t... (Continue reading)

Parkinson wants a sheriff’s substation in Nipomo

Ian Parkinson

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson is calling for the county to open a sheriff’s substation in Nipomo. [KCOY] On Tuesday night, Parkinson hosted a town hall meeting in Nipomo, where residents raised numerous concerns about crime and public... (Continue reading)

SLO County criminology 101

In a court of law, what constitutes robbery or conspiracy or a hate crime? To help reporters accurately cover criminal court, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has sent media a criminal justice system glossary. It defines everything... (Continue reading)

SLO makes top 10 crime surging list

While crime rates in the United States have been dropping for two decades, in the past five years the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles area has recorded a 48.3 percent increase in violent crime. [24/7 Wall St.] Between 1991... (Continue reading)

California jails letting inmates go early

In the wake of California prison realignment, local jails across the state are releasing more and more inmates before they have completed their sentences. [LA Times] California jails are currently releasing more than 13,500 inmates early each month in order... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria makes the top 10 most violent city list

Santa Maria made the top 10 most violent California city list with a crime rate of 6.78 violent crimes per 1,000 residents, according to the FBI’s 2012 crime report. Leading the state is Oakland, followed by Stockton, Richmond, Antioch, Modesto... (Continue reading)

Bullet bill shoots from committee

Ammunition sales in this state would be more tightly regulated under provisions of a bill passing its first committee test Tuesday. (Sacramento Bee) Attempting to increase what she called “reasonable safeguards” on the purchase of ammunition, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley,... (Continue reading)

SLO burglary suspect arrested

San Luis Obispo police arrested a 35-year-old man early Wednesday morning in connection with a string of recent burglaries across the city. Police conducted a traffic stop on Aaron Kirby’s Ford pickup truck around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to... (Continue reading)

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