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Crime In California Report Shows Major Crime Categories Down

Sacramento, CA — Attorney General Bill Lockyer has some good news for Californians regarding the 2004 Crime Report.

The report, released yesterday, shows all major crime categories including arson decreased. The exception is motor vehicle theft, which increased 2.7 percent from 2003.

Lockyer says the report includes data on crimes and arrests reported by all law enforcement jurisdictions thought the state and adult felony dispositions reported by police, sheriff´s, prosecutors and courts.

In the past five years, adult arrest rates have decreased 5.4 percent and juvenile arrest rates have declined 26.8 percent.

The full “Crime in California 2004” report can he viewed on the Attorney General´s website at http://ag.ca.gov/cjsc/publications/candd/cd04/Preface.pdf.