SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Crime increased across all major categories in San Diego County last year, but the totals remain well below 30-year highs, the San Diego Association of Governments reported Friday.
The regional planning agency released a snapshot of its annual crime report, which is due for release early next month.
The data shows the number of murders countywide in 2012 totaled 107. Though up 30 percent from 2011, that's still the 12th lowest total in the last 30 years, according to SANDAG statistics. The high during that period was 278 in 1991, while the low was 67 in 2010.
The number of aggravated assaults rose by 9 percent to 7,840 from the previous year, the sixth lowest mark in the 30-year period, but larceny and auto thefts rose by 7 percent, burglaries climbed 6 percent, and rape and robbery cases were up 5 percent, according to SANDAG.
The 3,200 robberies reported was the second-lowest total over the three decades, and the 691 reported rapes was the fourth-lowest, according to SANDAG.
SANDAG's initial data release came without comment.
In recent statements, San Diego police Chief William Lansdowne attributed a 6.9 percent crime uptick in his city to personnel cuts in his department, a transfer of state inmates to county custody and a larger transient population.
Sunday was all about those who laid their lives on the line and with the number of veterans dwindling each year, many present at a Miramar ceremony hope to keep their memory alive.
A Navy Seal team member has died after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River.
Metropolitan Transit System is scheduling extra service starting Monday for a three-day game series between the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs at Petco Park, a spokesperson said.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Commencement was held Sunday for seniors at the University of San Diego, with ceremonies featuring a pair of distinguished alumni.
Cool and cloudy conditions start off Friday morning, but the sun will break through in the afternoon. Strong winds in San Diego County's deserts are also expected to ease up Friday morning.
A 30-year-old was knocked out and stabbed three times at the Beyer Trolley Station early Sunday morning, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.
A bird was responsible for an outage that left thousands without electricity Sunday, a San Diego Gas & Electric spokesperson said.
The remains of a U.S. Navy pilot killed when his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War have been brought to San Diego for burial.
In the wake of the Gate Fire, which ignited May 20, the Bureau of Land Management has issued new restrictions for Southern California counties, including San Diego.