According to Santa Ana’s Chief of Police and Acting City Manager, Paul Walters, the overall homicide totals from January 1st through December 31 decreased 59% from last year. There were 29 homicides in 2010 and 12 in 2011.
In 2011, the number of gang related homicides decreased by 45%. There were 11 gang-related homicides in 2010 and 6 in 2011.
In 2011, the number of non-specific homicides decreased by 66%. There were 18 non-specific homicides in 2010 and 6 in 2011, during the same time period.
This is the lowest number of homicides in Santa Ana in over 30 years, while the population has increased significantly during the same time period.
Kudos to Walters, our Santa Ana Police Department, Mayor Miguel Pulido, Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez and our entire City Council for making the City of Santa Ana safer than ever!