LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Homicides, rape, assaults, robbery…statistics for all are down.
But there is one area where the numbers are going through the roof: OIS.READ MORE: 2 Workers In Critical Condition After Reported Explosion In Downtown LA
Take a look at the statistics from year-to-year.
2007 24 OIS; 10 fatalities
2008 17 OIS; 13 fatalities
2009 13 OIS; 5 fatalitiesREAD MORE: Lady Gaga's Dogwalker Shot, Wounded In Hollywood; 2 French Bulldogs Stolen
2010 10 OIS; 3 fatalities
2011 20 OIS; 10 fatalities
The jump from 2010 to 2011 (not even half over) is significant.
The LAPD says they are never trained to “shoot to kill,” only to stop a deadly threat in order to keep the community and them safe.MORE NEWS: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Motor Deputy Killed In Lakewood Crash
They add, “taking a life, anyone’s life, is never our intent.”