San Diego County crime rate at 30-year low

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A new report says the crime rate in San Diego County has dropped to a 30-year low despite a hike in homicides.

The San Diego Association
of Governments released its annual report Wednesday. It says reports of
violent crime dropped 6% and property crimes declined 4% last year
compared to 2010.

However, there were 82 homicides reported – a 22% increase. Many of the deaths were connected to gangs and domestic violence.

The overall rate of violent and property crimes, including rape, burglary and arson, hit a 30-year low.

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