Crime Drops At LAX

For the third consecutive year, law enforcement officials at Los Angeles International Airport reported reduced crimes against persons and property –- down by 348 incidences to 2,093 in 2003 vs. 2,441 in 2002. Property crimes account for 38% of al crimes reported at the airport. These crimes, which include theft from individuals, businesses, and vehicles, fell from 986 in 2002 to 790 in 2003. Arrests increased by 17% from 818 in 2002 to 956 in 2003. Bernard J. Wilson, Los Angeles Airport Police Chief, attributed the drop in crime to continued crime prevention and law enforcement efforts, increased uniformed and plain-clothes officers on patrol, good police work and crime trend analysis, and a system of surveillance cameras known as the V-NET (Video Network).

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