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The following Information was provided to all the 

Hermosa Beach City Council Candidates 

for the 2013 HBNA Candidate Debate




City of Hermosa Beach 2013 Election Information

Includes: All 2013 Candidate Statements & Contact Info

All Ballot Measure Info and Arguments For & Against

City of Hermosa Beach Calendar of Events

All Hermosa Beach City Council Candidates have this info from this webpage.

Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health Report:

Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County - March 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County




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This information was provided to  the 

Hermosa Beach City Council Candidates 

for the HBNA Candidate Debate held on October 2, 2013

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For each year, 2011 and 2012:
the Hermosa Beach Police Department
per capita Calls for Service exceeded
Manhattan Beach PD Calls for Service
by more that 2.5 times.

 
For each year from 2006 to 2012:
Hermosa Beach exceeded the Manhattan Beach
for the per capita crime rate the following Part 1 crimes;
Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault and Burglary.

 
For the period, 2009 thru 2012:
Hermosa Beach had per capita Part 1 Rape crime rate that was
more than double that of Manhattan Beach.

 
For the period, 2009 thru 2012: 
Hermosa Beach had per capita Part 1
Aggravated Assault crime rate that was more than
double that of Manhattan Beach.

 
For the period, 2008 thru 2011:
Hermosa Beach had a per capita Part 1 Robbery crime rate
that was more than
50 percent higher than Manhattan Beach.

 
For the period, 2006 thru 2009:
Hermosa Beach had a per capita Part 1 Aggravated Asaault crime rate
that was more than
3 times that of Manhattan Beach.

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From the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department Report:

Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/epi/docs/AOD%20final%20revised%20web%20ed.pdf

A Cities and Community Health Report - 16 pages

Revised Edition, December 2011

Press Release: Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health

For the: Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/phcommon/public/media/mediapubdetail.cfm?

unit=media&ou=ph&prog=media&resultyear=2007&prid=903&row=25&start=1

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Quotes and Hermosa Beach information from the:

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology.

Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County: A Cities and Communities Report.  March 2011.

You can print out a pdf of the

"Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County" 

report from this weblink:

http://www.lapublichealth.org/epi/docs/AOD%20final%20print%20secured.pdf

or this weblink:

http://www.lapublichealth.org/epi/

The City of Hermosa Beach was included in the "Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County" report, which includes 117 cities and communities in Los Angeles County.

Here is a quote from paragraph 4 of a 5 paragraph statement from Jonathan E. Fielding, Director of Public Health and Health Officer, from page 2 of the pdf, "Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County":

"A high density of alcohol outlets increases alcohol consumption, motor vehicle crashes, alcohol-related hospital admissions, injury deaths, assaults and violent crime, suicides, drinking and driving, child maltreatment and neighborhood disturbances.  

In this report, we examined the relationship between the density of alcohol outlets and three alcohol-related harms in 117 cities and communities across Los Angeles County 

and found similar results; increased rates of violent crime, alcohol-involved motor vehicle crashes, and alcohol related deaths were all associated with having a high density of alcohol outlets in that city or community."

Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH

Director of Public Health and Health Officer

Quote from page 6 of the pdf "Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County" report.

"Communities with a high density of either On- or Off-Premises outlets were . . 9 to 10 times more likely to have increased rates of violent crime"

Quotes from page 11 of the pdf, "Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County" report.

"Excessive consumption of alcohol is a major public health concern 
among teenagers and adults in Los Angeles County
with significant health and economic impacts.  

These impacts include societal harms not only from illnesses, 
but also due to injuries, violent crimes and property crimes, 
traffic accidents, work loss, and community and family disruptions."

"The findings in this analysis are consistent with previous studies which have shown significant associations between alcohol availability and alcohol-related harms.  

For example, environmental factors such as the density of alcohol outlets 
have been found to play an important role in teenage drinking.  

Among  teenagers in California, binge drinking and driving after drinking 
have been associated with the availability of alcohol outlets within a half-mile from home."

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Data compiled from page 6 to page 10 of the pdf, "Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County" report.

http://www.lapublichealth.org/epi/docs/AOD%20final%20print%20secured.pdf

- Hermosa Beach had more than double the rate of violent 

crime compared to Manhattan Beach.   pdf pages - 8, 9

    Hermosa Beach had 3.5 violent crimes per 1000 of population.

    Manhattan Beach had 1.4 violent crimes per 1000 of population.

- Hermosa Beach had 4 times the On-Premises alcohol outlet density 

compared to all of Los Angeles County.  pdf page - 7

    Hermosa Beach had 38.6 On-Premises establishments per 10,000 residents

    Los Angeles County had 8.9 On-Premises establishments per 10,000 residents


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The following is a ranking of the violent crime rate for the 7 South Bay Cities that border the ocean, from El Segundo south to Rancho Palos Verdes.  

Compiled from the "Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County" report.    pdf pages - 8, 9, 10

- Among the 7 South Bay cities bordering the ocean, 

from El Segundo south to Rancho Palos Verdes,

 
Hermosa Beach ranked number 1 in the rate of violent crime.
      
 

pdf pages - 8, 9, 10

- Hermosa Beach ranked number 1 in the violent crime rate
and had 3.5 violent crimes per 1000 of population.

- Redondo Beach ranked number 2 in the violent crime rate
and had 3.1 violent crimes per 1000 of population.

- Torrance ranked number 3 in the violent crime rate
and had 2.3 violent crimes per 1000 of population.

- El Segundo ranked number 4 in the violent crime rate
and had 2.1 violent crimes per 1000 of population.

- Manhattan Beach ranked number 5 in the violent crime rate
and had 1.4 violent crimes per 1000 of population.

- Rancho Palos Verdes ranked number 6 in the violent crime rate
and had 0.9 violent crimes per 1000 of population.

- Palos Verdes Estates ranked number 7 in the violent crime rate
and had 0.3 violent crimes per 1000 of population.

        "Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County" report.       pdf page - 15

Reference 21:

Aggregated data from State of California Department of Justice, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and City of Los Angeles Police Department, for 2006-2008.  

Violent crimes include aggravated assault, homicide, rape, and robbery.

- Hermosa Beach had the 4th highest alcohol outlet density for On-Premises establishments, comparing the 117 cities and communities in the "Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County" report.    pdf pages - 7, 8

    Hermosa Beach ranked 114 for On-Premises Alcohol Outlet Density, 

out of the total of 117 cities and communities in the report.

 - Hermosa Beach had the 9th highest alcohol outlet density for Off-Premises establishments, comparing the 117 cities and communities in the 

"Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County" report.   pdf pages - 7, 8

    Hermosa Beach ranked 109 for Off-Premises Alcohol Outlet Density, 

out of the total of 117 cities and communities in the report.

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Public Health News

County of Los Angeles Public Health

313 N. Figueroa Street, Room 806 | Los Angeles, CA 90012

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For Immediate Release:

April 21, 2011  For more information contact:

Public Health Communications

(213) 240-8144 | After-hours/wknds: (213) 990-7107

Greater Alcohol Availability Associated with Increase in 
Violent Crime, Car Crashes, and Drinking-Related Deaths

Report examines relationship between alcohol outlet density 
by community and alcohol-related harms

http://www.lapublichealth.org/epi/docs/AOD%20final%20print%20secured.pdf

LOS ANGELES - Excessive consumption of alcohol is a major public health problem among teenagers and adults in Los Angeles County

According to a report released by the Department of Public Health today, each year 2,500 people in the county die from alcohol-related causes, with the loss of approximately 78,000 years of potential life. It is the second-leading cause of premature death and disability in the county.

The report, "Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County," examines the density of alcohol outlets in 117 cities and communities across the County and highlights 

the relationship between alcohol outlet density and alcohol-related harms.

"Excessive alcohol consumption, which includes binge drinking and heavy drinking, not only has devastating personal effects, but also takes a tremendous toll on families and communities," 

said Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health and Health Officer.

"Increased alcohol availability contributes to abuse, leads to serious medical illnesses and impaired mental health. Drinking too much also results in increased motor vehicle crashes and violent crime, family disruptions, and impaired performance at work and school 

- costing Los Angeles County nearly $11 billion dollars a year."

Key findings from the report include:

- 16 percent of county adults are binge drinkers, and one in five Los Angeles-area 
high school students reported binge drinking at least once in the past month

- Communities with a high density of restaurants, bars or stores selling 
alcohol were much more likely to have increased rates of violent crime

- Communities with a high density of outlets where patrons can consume alcohol 
were three times more likely to have increased rates of alcohol-involved vehicle crashes

- Communities with a high density of outlets where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption elsewhere were five times more likely to have increased rates of alcohol-related deaths

"Alcohol is the most frequently used drug among teenagers and is a 
leading cause of death from injuries among people under the age of 21," 
said John Viernes, Jr., Director of Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, 
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. 

"Preventing and reducing underage drinking, which increases 
the risk of alcohol- related problems later in life, is especially important. 

We would like to work closely with communities to take preventive actions at the community level."

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The report lists several strategies communities can use 

to reduce alcohol-related consequences including:

- Implementing and enforcing local ordinances to limit alcohol outlet density.

- Restricting the availability and accessibility of alcohol to minors.

- Reducing youth exposure to alcohol advertising.

- Ensuring compliance with responsible sales and serving practices.

- Providing education to youth on the hazards of alcohol and the legal and social consequences of use.

- Improving access to mental health and substance abuse services.

For a full copy of the report, "Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County", 

log onto the Public Health website at http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/sapc.

The Department of Public Health is committed to protecting and improving 
the health of the nearly 10 million residents of Los Angeles County

Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health.

Public Health comprises more than 4,000 employees 

and has an annual budget exceeding $750 million.

To learn more about Public Health and the work we do, please visit

http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov, visit our YouTube channel at

http://www.youtube.com/lapublichealth, or follow us on Twitter: LAPublicHealth.


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The following HBPD Monthly Report statistics are from this weblink:

CJSC Crime Data for the Beach Cities from:

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Bureau of Criminal Information and Analysis

Criminal Justice Statistics Center – CJSC

CJSC Crime Date Homepage: http://ag.ca.gov/crime.php

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CJSC – 1998 to 2007 Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

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1998 to 1999 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998          663 in 1999            UP    23.9%  

Manhattan Beach -  1074 in 1998        1206 in 1999           UP    12.2%

Redondo Beach -    2042 in 1998        2122 in 1999           UP      3.9%

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1998 to 2000 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998          611 in 2000           UP       14.2 %  

Manhattan Beach -  1074 in 1998        1164 in 2000          UP         8.3%

Redondo Beach -       2042 in 1998        1805 in 2000         Down    -11.7%

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1998 to 2001 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998          908 in 2001          UP        69.7 %

Manhattan Beach -     1074 in 1998          804 in 2001        Down   - 25.2%

Redondo Beach -       2042 in 1998        1602 in 2001        Down   - 21.6%

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1998 to 2002 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998          1135 in 2002        UP        112.1 %

Manhattan Beach -    1074 in 1998            695 in 2002        Down    - 35.3%

Redondo Beach -      2042 in 1998          1371 in 2002        Down   - 32.9%

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1998 to 2003 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998          1306 in 2003         UP      144.1 %  

Manhattan Beach -    1074 in 1998            778 in 2003        Down   - 27.6%

Redondo Beach -      2042 in 1998          1289 in 2003        Down   - 36.9%

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1998 to 2004 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -    535 in 1998          1652 in 2004        UP       208.7 %  

Manhattan Beach -   1074 in 1998            643 in 2004       Down   - 40.2%

Redondo Beach -     2042 in 1998          1549 in 2004       Down   - 24.2%

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1998 to 2005 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998          1268 in 2005         UP      137.0 %

Manhattan Beach -    1074 in 1998            743 in 2005        Down  - 30.9%

Redondo Beach -      2042 in 1998          1361 in 2005        Down  - 33.4%

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1998 to 2006 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998           1042 in 2006          UP       94.7 %

Manhattan Beach -    1074 in 1998             842 in 2006         Down  - 21.7%

Redondo Beach -      2042 in 1998           1358 in 2006         Down  - 33.5%

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1998 to 2007 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998          1049 in 2007         UP         96.0 %

Manhattan Beach -    1074 in 1998            901 in 2007         Down    -16.2%

Redondo Beach -      2042 in 1998          1684 in 2007         Down   - 17.6%


The CJSC – Table 16 - Crime Data was obtained from:

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Bureau of Criminal Information and Analysis

Criminal Justice Statistics Center – CJSC

CJSC Crime Data Homepage:  http://ag.ca.gov/crime.php  

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