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March 24, 2001
Josh Goldstein CIVIC CENTER -- While the number of crimes against people stayed about the same last year compared to 1999, burglary in the city jumped more than 40%, according to the state attorney general's crime latest report. The spike in property crimes is a result of more people reporting burglaries for insurance reasons, said police, who credit their own outreach efforts and contact with neighborhood watch groups for the increase in reporting.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | June 3, 2009
BURBANK — Property crimes in Burbank rose last year while neighboring cities, such as Los Angeles and Pasadena, saw a decrease in the same category, according to the FBI’s latest batch of crime statistics. Property crimes last year, including larceny, theft, burglary and vehicle theft, jumped from 2,767 in 2007 to 2,941, according to latest figures. At the same time, Burbank’s violent crime decreased from 274 in 2007 to 235 last year. Calls made to Burbank Police Department officials were not returned Tuesday.
NEWS
April 1, 2000
Amber Willard BURBANK -- Violent crime shot up 10% in Burbank in 1999, according to numbers released this week. Responding to the release of 1999 crime statistics by the California attorney general that showed violent crime increasing in Burbank while dropping elsewhere in Los Angeles County, Lt. Robert Giles said that Burbank residents are more vigilant about reporting crime than people in other cities. "Victims (in Burbank) call police much quicker now," Giles said of assault reports.
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March 6, 2002
Maya Kukes BURBANK -- Burbank schools reported an increase in violence and a decrease in property crimes during the 2000-2001 school year, according to a state report on school safety released last week. The report, published annually by the California Department of Education showed that statewide, drug and alcohol use was up by 32 percent. In Burbank, alcohol and drug use was up just slightly, with 78 reports for the last school year, up just slightly from the previous year of 73 reports.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 17, 2014
Overall, crime in Burbank dropped by 4% last year, with violent crimes plunging by almost 30%, according to year-end statistics. Violent crime - which includes robbery, aggravated assault and murder - declined from 243 reported incidents in 2012 to 172 incidents last year, according to statistics released by the Burbank Police Department this week. Of all the violent crimes, police saw the most dramatic drop in robberies, which reduced 54% from 111 incidents reported in 2012 to 51 last year.
NEWS
March 30, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Crime is rising in Burbank faster than the state average, based on a report released this week by the state attorney general. The city's crime index -- the year-to-year change in the total number of reported crimes -- increased 6.7% from 2000 to 2001. During the same period, the state's overall crime rate rose 6.3%. Violent crimes -- murder, aggravated assault, rape and robbery -- saw the most drastic local increase. Robberies were among the greatest increases, going from 86 in 2000 to 122 reported last year, a 42% increase.
NEWS
March 3, 2001
Tim Willert BURBANK -- Drug and alcohol offenses are up, but reports of battery, assault with a deadly weapon and property damage dropped dramatically throughout the Burbank Unified School District, according to a state school safety report released this week. Statewide, battery remained the crime with the highest incidence rate, but in Burbank battery incidents dropped from 190 to 121. So did reports of assault with a deadly weapon, down from 17 to 3. "For the most part, students are keeping their emotions in check," said Hank Jannace, director of pupil services for Burbank Unified.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 22, 2013
Violent crimes in Burbank jumped 27% last year - a trend police attributed to a spike in robberies, mostly at retail stores where security guards and would-be shoplifters tussle. As a whole, the number of violent crimes - which include robbery, rape, assault and murder - increased from 191 incidents in 2011 to 243 in 2012, according to recent figures released by the Burbank Police Department. The category that jumped the highest was robbery, which shot up 63%, from 68 reported incidents in 2011 to 111 last year.
NEWS
September 13, 2000
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- A jump in aggravated assaults led to a marked increase in violent crimes committed in Burbank during the first half of the year, according to new crime statistics released by the police department. The statistics encompass reported crimes from January through July and are compiled on a monthly basis. When compared to the same time period in 1999, violent crimes rose 30%. Overall crime rose 11%. Police said a rise in reported domestic assaults was one of the reasons for the increase, a factor they attributed to greater awareness and enforcement.
NEWS
May 7, 2003
Ben Godar Crime in Burbank was either up or down in 2002 -- depending on who you ask. A report issued April 27 by the California Attorney General's office, based on figures from the California Crime Index, shows crime in Burbank increased by 0.1% compared to 2001. But under the FBI Crime Index, which uses national uniform crime-reporting standards, crime actually decreased by 4.3%. Lt. Kevin Kraft, who manages crime data for the Burbank Police Department, said there are several reasons for the discrepancy, most of which he sees as shortcomings in the way the California Index is tabulated.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 17, 2014
Overall, crime in Burbank dropped by 4% last year, with violent crimes plunging by almost 30%, according to year-end statistics. Violent crime - which includes robbery, aggravated assault and murder - declined from 243 reported incidents in 2012 to 172 incidents last year, according to statistics released by the Burbank Police Department this week. Of all the violent crimes, police saw the most dramatic drop in robberies, which reduced 54% from 111 incidents reported in 2012 to 51 last year.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 22, 2013
Violent crimes in Burbank jumped 27% last year - a trend police attributed to a spike in robberies, mostly at retail stores where security guards and would-be shoplifters tussle. As a whole, the number of violent crimes - which include robbery, rape, assault and murder - increased from 191 incidents in 2011 to 243 in 2012, according to recent figures released by the Burbank Police Department. The category that jumped the highest was robbery, which shot up 63%, from 68 reported incidents in 2011 to 111 last year.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | December 23, 2009
DOWNTOWN — The violent crime rate in Burbank edged up in the first half of 2009, according to preliminary FBI figures released today. The number of violent crimes, including murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults, increased from 120 for the first six months of 2008 to 129 for the same period this year, according to the FBI’s semiannual crime report. The figure ran counter to the a 4.4% decline in the national violent crime rate. In neighboring Glendale, the number of violent crimes decreased from 180 for the first six-month period of 2008 to 147 for the same period this year, according to the FBI. But the property-crime rate, which includes burglary, larceny and theft, declined from 1,406 in first half of 2008 to 1,310 this year between January and June.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | December 21, 2009
DOWNTOWN — The violent crime rate in Burbank edged up in the first half of 2009, according to preliminary FBI figures released today. The number of violent crimes, including murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults, increased from 120 for the first six months of 2008 to 129 for the same period this year, according to the FBI’s semi-annual crime report. The figure ran counter to the a 4.4% decline in the national violent crime rate. In neighboring Glendale, the number of violent crimes decreased from 180 for the first six-month period of 2008 to 147 for the same period this year, according to the FBI. But the property crime rate, which includes burglary, larceny and theft, declined from 1,406 in first half of 2008 to 1,310 this year between January and June.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | June 3, 2009
BURBANK — Property crimes in Burbank rose last year while neighboring cities, such as Los Angeles and Pasadena, saw a decrease in the same category, according to the FBI’s latest batch of crime statistics. Property crimes last year, including larceny, theft, burglary and vehicle theft, jumped from 2,767 in 2007 to 2,941, according to latest figures. At the same time, Burbank’s violent crime decreased from 274 in 2007 to 235 last year. Calls made to Burbank Police Department officials were not returned Tuesday.
NEWS
May 7, 2003
Ben Godar Crime in Burbank was either up or down in 2002 -- depending on who you ask. A report issued April 27 by the California Attorney General's office, based on figures from the California Crime Index, shows crime in Burbank increased by 0.1% compared to 2001. But under the FBI Crime Index, which uses national uniform crime-reporting standards, crime actually decreased by 4.3%. Lt. Kevin Kraft, who manages crime data for the Burbank Police Department, said there are several reasons for the discrepancy, most of which he sees as shortcomings in the way the California Index is tabulated.
NEWS
March 30, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Crime is rising in Burbank faster than the state average, based on a report released this week by the state attorney general. The city's crime index -- the year-to-year change in the total number of reported crimes -- increased 6.7% from 2000 to 2001. During the same period, the state's overall crime rate rose 6.3%. Violent crimes -- murder, aggravated assault, rape and robbery -- saw the most drastic local increase. Robberies were among the greatest increases, going from 86 in 2000 to 122 reported last year, a 42% increase.
NEWS
March 6, 2002
Maya Kukes BURBANK -- Burbank schools reported an increase in violence and a decrease in property crimes during the 2000-2001 school year, according to a state report on school safety released last week. The report, published annually by the California Department of Education showed that statewide, drug and alcohol use was up by 32 percent. In Burbank, alcohol and drug use was up just slightly, with 78 reports for the last school year, up just slightly from the previous year of 73 reports.
NEWS
September 1, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A recent rise in burglaries and thefts pushed up the city's crime rate for 2000, officials said. The California Crime Index, the state's measure of crimes per 100,000 people in Burbank, rose from 1,221 in 1999 to 1,270 in 2000, according to data released Monday by California Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer. The spike comes after five years of declining crime rates and might have to do with the number of major retail hubs in the city that attract criminals, officials said.
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