Burbank has experienced a striking increase in the number of gun-related crimes so far this year compared with the same period last year, according to local police.
There were three crimes involving a firearm from the beginning of 2020 through May 18 that year, Sgt. Emil Brimway of the Burbank Police Department told the Leader. In the same period this year, there were 15 such incidents. Nine of those were related to a robbery, attempted robbery or carjacking.
After 2017 started with double-digit burglaries each month from January to July, the number of incidents started tapering down almost across the board.
In San Marino, 2017 ended with a 2.14% increase in all Part 1 crimes — those considered serious offenses — which represents six more than the 280 recorded in 2016. Continue reading “SM Burglary Rate Slowed by End of 2017”