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Crime Down in L.A. for 10th Consecutive Year

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Crime has decreased in Los Angeles for the 10th consecutive year, reports KTLA.

Serious incidents like robbery, assault and auto thefts were down overall, causing the two percent drop. On the flip side, petty thefts and homicide are up. In all, 297 murders were reported.

Authorities aren't clear on the reason for the uptick in theft, but speculate that it may have to do with the ailing economy.