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Pasadena Crime Rate Jumps in July

After months of low single-digit increases over 2012, July's statistics spike

Published on Saturday, August 3, 2013 | 6:50 am
 

Led by increases in burglaries, Pasadena’s crime rate jumped to a double-digit increase over 2012 for the first time this year, police reported Friday.

2,541 crimes were reported by police so far this year in Pasadena, up 12% from the 2,272 reported at this time last year.

The jump in July was dramatic. Police say 439 crimes occurred in Pasadena during July, which is up 40% from the 313 reported in July a year ago. July’s crime rate was boosted by 111% increase in deadly weapon assaults.

The monthly crime report provides statistics for crimes including homicides, rapes, assaults, burglaries, car thefts, and robberies. April, May and June’s statistics had shown a downward trend in crime.

Only one category, robbery, showed a decrease over 2012 in the July report.

To see the full report, click here.

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