Friday, April 27, 2012

Downtown Long Beach Update, Week of 4/23

Last night, Shannon and I attended a community meeting at the LBPD. We found out a lot about decreases/increases in crime rates in the South Division (which is the downtown area), efforts to stop graffiti and how the officers are trying to curb robberies, auto theft, drug smuggling from the Port, etc. We learned that overall the South Division crime rates have decreased when compared to the same area 10-20 years ago. The meeting was Commander Benedetti's last one, as he is retiring and passing his duties on to someone new. We found out interesting information we can use for our text article and audio slideshow.

-Sofia Yassine

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