Still, the number of murders increased in some areas. The Temple station reported a 76 percent rise.
The Carson station reported a 65 percent increase and the number of homicides also went up in East Los Angeles, Lakewood and San Dimas.
The report details reported crime statistics for the unincorporated communities and 42 contract cities policed by the sheriff's department and includes numbers for this year, last year and 2005.
City News Service contributed to this report.