SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Reflecting national trends, overall crime decreased in San Diego last year, as compared with 2008, the FBI reported Monday.
Violent offenses, including murder, assault, robbery and rape, dipped by 1.92 percent in the city in 2009, and property crimes -- burglary, larceny, arson and auto theft -- were down 20.11 percent, according to an annual analysis by the federal law enforcement agency.
Nationwide, violent and property-related lawbreaking dipped last year by 5.3 percent and 4.6 percent, respectively. The former category of offenses has shown decreases for three straight years and the latter for seven, according to the FBI's latest "Crime in the United States" report.
Chaos ensued on a Phoenix freeway on Friday morning after a car crashed off the side of the road. As witnesses pulled over to help, they saw a man stabbing a woman to death.
Sheriff's deputies arrested more than two dozen people as part of a warrant sweep in South Bay on Saturday -- including a man who tried to resist being taken into custody.
At least one person was killed and three were injured in a crash on state Route 163 in Balboa Park early Saturday morning.
The city of San Diego's Environmental Services Department hosted an automotive product recycling event on Saturday at San Diego Miramar College.
San Diego Habitat for Humanity dedicated the first four homes of an affordable housing community in Logan Heights on Saturday.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, a move he said was necessary to prevent further loss of life even as it frustrated activists in a state viewed as a national environmental leader.
Henry Avocado Corporation is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados sold in bulk at retail stores because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose on Saturday to its highest amount since Sept. 2, 2015, increasing 3.6 cents to $3.462, one day after recording its largest daily increase since Nov. 4, 2017 -- 3.8 cents.
A 21-year-old man was stabbed early Saturday morning after he got into an argument with three males over the volume of music that was playing.