The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is reporting lower crime rates in the City of Lynwood.
Addressing the Lynwood City Council this week, Los Angeles Sheriff Lt. Michael Del Real said Lynwood has experienced a 40 percent drop in aggravated assaults, a 30 percent decrease in robberies and a 40 percent decrease in auto thefts in the first quarter of 2019 (as compared to the same time last year).
“It was recently brought to the public’s attention that law enforcement officials have been experiencing a significant increase in violent crime,” reported Lt Del Real. “What I wanted to make clear this evening was, although that is the case for our neighboring cities, it is not the case for the City of Lynwood.”
Lt. Del Real added that some areas of the city do see higher crime numbers than other areas. The Sheriff’s department is committed to working with residents and businesses to identify and deal with those issues.
Mayor Jose Solache thanked Lt. Del Real and the entire Sheriff’s department for keeping the city safe.