Crimes surging in California while arrests declining: Attorney General’s report

A man is arrested by a Sheriff's Deputy in Yucaipa, Calif., on Aug. 1, 2020. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
Travis GillmoreCrime statistics for 2022 show violent and property crimes increasing year-over-year in California, according to an Attorney General report released June 30.With crime increasing across many categories, homicide and driving under the influence arrests each decreased 5.9 percent and motor vehicle theft arrests fell 8.5 percent.“While crime rates remain significantly below their historical highs, property and violent crimes continue to have devastating consequences for communities across the state, and gun violence remains a major threat to public safety,” Attorney General Rob Bonta said in a press release announcing the report. “My office is committed to confronting these crimes head-on by holding law-breakers accountable, providing victims the resources the
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