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Sacramento Sees Recent Crime Rise: Kim Minugh and Phillip Reese of the Sacramento Bee report new law enforcement statistics show Sacramento is seeing an increase in crime over the last six months, specifically violent crimes, property crimes, car thefts, assaults, and rape. Homicide is the only crime without a significant increase, while assault and rape have shown the biggest spike. Sacramento had seen a significant drop in crime from 2006-2011; 40% in violent crime and 30% in property crime. However, in the first 6 months of 2012, Sacramento reported a 7% increase in both violent and property crimes. "Deputy Jason Ramos, spokesman for the Sheriff's Department, said a few factors could be contributing to the six-month spike, including the state's realignment plan moving state offenders to the county level, which has put more pressure on local resources."

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/09/4708245/sacramento-city-county-see-crime.html#storylink=cpy"


Rate of CA Realignment Declining: Paige St. John of the Los Angeles Times reports the number of low-level offenders being realigned from prisons to jails is decreasing. A recent census from the CDCR shows 134,152 inmates within the CA prison system were realigned as of July, and 26,600 total. However, since implementing AB 109, the rate of reducing the state prison population went from 4,000 per month in October to about 1,000 in July. The California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) found, in a report by the CPOC, that there are about 15,000 new inmates in local jails which would have gone to prison, not account for the change in the CA prison population. The BSCC is awaiting a similar study by CA sheriffs.

Jury Recommends Death Penalty for FL Rapist, Murderer: Rene Stutzman of the Orlando Sentinel reports the jury in the case of William Roger Davis, convicted of kidnapping, raping, and killing a 19-year-old girl from her work at a FL car lot, recommended Wednesday Davis receive the death penalty. The previous News Scan mention can be found here.

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