Updated: How much did West Hollywood crime go up in the last year?
In a recent report, we asked whether crime in West Hollywood was up or down in the past year and last five years. The answer was up in the past year, but still down versus five years ago.
Now we’ve recalculated the numbers for the past year using updated data. The chart below shows the change in crime in fiscal year 2016 (July 2015 to June 2016) compared to fiscal year 2015 (July 2014 to June 2015).
We can see:
- The number of crimes and the crime rate both rose 11% in a year
- The seriousness of the average crime declined slightly (still about as serious as grand theft)
- The overall severity of crime increased 9% in the past year
As we explained in the earlier report, we’ve adopted Canadian government definitions for “seriousness” and “severity.” Seriousness refers to the relative importance of different types of crime. Severity is the overall measure that combines seriousness with the crime rate. Expressed as formulas:
We’re using the length of prison sentences set by the California legislature as our measure of the seriousness of each crime. For example, for homicide, we’re using 15 years, which is the bottom end of the 15-years-to-life sentence for second-degree murder.
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