Los Angeles/ Crime & Emergencies
Published on May 13, 2019
Crime went down last month in Pasadena, but more assaults reportedPhoto: iStock

The number of crime incidents in Pasadena saw an overall decline last month, after a previous rise, according to data from the Pasadena Police Department.

Incidents reported in Pasadena fell by 13.8%, from 333 in March to 287 in April. This month’s decrease in crime incidents puts the city’s monthly total at about even with the same month a year ago. Crime trends often contain recurring patterns, based on seasons and other local events, making it useful to look at the year-over-year comparison as well.

The offenses most on the decline in Pasadena last month were theft and burglary. Theft fell from 151 reported incidents in March to 127 in April, but has risen by 22 incidents since April of last year. Burglary incidents went from 98 to 77 for the month, or about a 21 percent decrease. Burglary reports are down even more from a year ago.

While somewhat smaller drops, there was also a decrease last month in reports of robbery, stolen vehicles and domestic violence. Robbery fell from 16 incidents per month to 15, stolen vehicles went from 15 to 12, and reports of domestic violence saw a decline from 19 to 16 incidents.

There were no homicides reported last month in Pasadena after one was reported in March, representing no change from April of last year. There were 13 reports of assault with a deadly weapon, down from 14 in March and 17 the same month a year ago.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last month, reports of assault went from 16 in March to 22 in April. Reports of rape increased from three to five. Assault has seen an overall upward trend since the same time last year.

Crime levels in the greater Los Angeles area also fell last month. Pasadena has relatively low levels of crime compared to other L.A.-area neighborhoods, falling below average in crime incidents per square mile. The neighborhood with the highest crime density continues to be Downtown Los Angeles.

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