Overall Crime Decreases In City Of LA, But Homicides IncreaseWhile overall crime in the city of Los Angeles has decreased, homicides and shootings have spiked dramatically, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday.
LAPD: Homicides Up 250% In First Week Of JuneA tweet from the LAPD says between May 31 and June 6, homicides were up 250% compared to the previous week. The number of victims who had been shot jumped 56% in the same week.
Crime Down 17 Percent On Metro Buses, Light Rail TrainsCrime overall has decreased 17 percent over five years on Metro’s buses and light rail trains, with serious crimes down nearly 23 percent, between 2015 and 2019.
Los Angeles Homicide Rate Down 4 PercentFigures released Wednesday show there were 282 reported homicides, down 4 percent from 2016. This past year is the seventh year in a row that Los Angeles has had a murder rate of less than 300.
LAPD Chief Calls Crime Underreporting Claims 'Damn Lies'LAPD Chief Charlie Beck came out firing Tuesday night after one of his captains accused high-ranking officials of cooking the books.
Violent Crime Up 16 Percent In Los AngelesStatistics released Friday by the LAPD showed the number of homicides were up by 3.1 percent, from 130 to 134 and the number of shooting victims rose by 1.3 percent, from 537 to 544.
Gangs Blamed For Rise In Violent Crime Throughout Los AngelesCrime is up across the board in the nation's second-largest city.
LA County Sheriff: Prop. 47 A 'Significant' Reason For Increase In CrimeLos Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell says a recent change in law that makes certain drug and property crimes misdemeanors instead of felonies is a "significant" reason for an increase in county crime.
Long Beach Police Reporting Record Low Crime RatesOfficials in Long Beach are reporting a record low in many crime statistics and residents are taking note.
2012 Statistics Show Violent Crime In Long Beach At 40-Year LowThe violent crime rate in Long Beach has dropped to a historic low, officials announced this weekend.