Jul 25, 2013 — For decades, the Watts neighborhood has been notorious for gang violence and strained relations between residents and police. But violent crime and homicide have fallen dramatically in recent years, and a community policing effort is helping to ease tensions between cops and the community.
Jun 11, 2012 — Murders, manslaughters, rapes and assaults all fell nationwide, the FBI says.
Dec 19, 2011 — The number of violent crimes reported by U.S. police agencies fell 6.4 percent in the first half of this year compared to the same time in 2010, the bureau says. Property crimes were down 3.7 percent.
Mar 9, 2011 — Jared Lee Loughner has pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges, including murder and attempted murder. Loughner was in federal court to face a 49-count indictment stemming from the shooting rampage that killed six and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others wounded.
Dec 20, 2010 — "The nation saw a 6.2 percent decrease in the number of reported violent crimes and a 2.8 percent decrease in the number of reported property crimes compared to data for the same time frame during 2009," the bureau reports.