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Long Beach 2015 crime stats released: Double-digit spikes in violent and property crimes

Release Date: 2017-01-22

Long Beach saw a nearly 20 percent rise in violent crime and a 15.4 percent spike in property crime last year, according to statistics released late Friday from the city.

The Long Beach Police Department reported an 18.8 percent increase in violent crime over the prior year, and a 15.9 percent increase in crimes including murder, nonnegligent homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft and arson.

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