Southern California Crime Report for 2019

ILSSC researchers forecast a general decrease in both violent and property crime in the Southern California region in 2019. Using a forecast model based on 15 years of data, they project an average decrease in violent crime of 12% and property crime of 1% across cities in 2019. Their forecast model projects violent crime will decrease in 80% of cities in the region and property crime will decrease in 51% of cities in the region. Professor John Hipp notes that “although we are quite confident in the general results of our forecast model, we caution that there can be variations due to idiosyncratic factors within any given city.” Nonetheless, “this forecasted decrease simply continues a long trend that has been occurring in the U.S. and the region over the last 25 years,” observed Professor Charis Kubrin. The just released Southern California Regional Crime Report also provides information on how crime has changed over the last 10 years in cities across the Southern California region.

Click link to download: Crime Report for Southern California 2019 by ILSSC.

2019 Map Highlights

Violent Crime
Standardized 3 year average crime rate

Property Crime
Standardized 3 year average crime rate

Dr. Kubrin has been appointed one of four editors of ASC’s flagship journal Criminology.

Director Dr. Kubrin named American Society of Criminology Fellow!

Director of ILSSC Dr. Charis E. Kubrin has been selected as an American Society of Criminology (ASC) Fellow. The status is given to those ASC members who have achieved distinction in criminology. It recognizes people who have made a scholarly contribution to the intellectual life of the discipline, whether in the form of a singular, major piece of scholarship or cumulative scholarly contribution. In addition, a Fellow must have made a significant contribution to the field through the career development of other criminologists and/or through organizational activities within the ASC. Kubrin will be recognized in San Francisco during the 2019 ASC Annual Meeting in November. [Read more…]

ILSSC host “People, Places, and Context: Advances in Criminological Theory” Symposium

“People, Places, and Context: Advances in Criminological Theory” was a two day-long symposium hosted by Criminology, Law and Society Department and, Psychological Science Department – University of California, Irvine, the Irvine Laboratory for the Study of Space and Crime (ILSSC), & Development, Disorder, and Delinquency Laboratory (3DLAB). The symposium was held on April 12, 2019 and April 13, 2019 from 8am-4:30pm at the University of California – Irvine.

Director Dr. Charis Kubrin appears before House Judiciary Committee

On July 16, 2019 ILSSC Co-Director Dr. Charis Kubrin testified on criminal justice reform in California and lessons learned before the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on crime, terrorism and homeland security.

Posted by Judiciary Committee – Democrats on Saturday, July 13, 2019