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Calabasas Crime Falls 17 Percent Over Past Year, Report Shows

Both burglaries and theft decreased over the past year.

The crime rate dropped 17 percent in Calabasas in 2012 compared to the previous year, according to a new report published by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Between 2011 and 2012, 245 incidents ranging from burglary to larceny and other "part one" crimes, which encompass thefts and violent crimes, were reported to the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station.

There were 298 reported incidents the year before, according to the report.

In the last 12 months, theft and burglary were the most frequently reported crimes, the findings read.

In Calabasas, there were 161 thefts reported in 2012, down 21 percent from 205 the previous year. A total of 61 burglaries were called in last year, compared to 24 in 2011, the report shows.

One murder was reported, according to the report.

Calabasas is patrolled by Malibu/Lost Hills sheriff's deputies. Other cities include Malibu, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and parts of unincorporated Los Angeles County.

ANDRES G. SANCHEZ January 12, 2013 at 07:38 PM
298 "INCIDENTS" IN AN UPSCALE COMMUNITY IS JUST A BIT MUCH. WHAT CAN THE CITY OF CALABASAS DO TO HELP THE SITUATION? CAN WE DO AWAY WITH CALABASAS CITY BUSES THAT RIDE AROUND MOST OF THE TIME EMPTY?
ANDRES G. SANCHEZ January 12, 2013 at 07:40 PM
PLEASE REPLACE SOME OF THE CALABASAS CITY BUSES WITH A "SECURITY PATROL AUTO" WITH AN OFFICER THAT CAN KEEP HIS EYES OPEN. CAN YOU IMAGINE? SOME ONE STOLE MY DAUGHTER'S SWIMMING POOL EQUIPMENT IN BROAD DAY LIGHT>

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