L.A. crime hits highest level since 2009 amid more gang violence and homelessness

Ben Poston | La Times
January 13, 2016

lapd crime report 2015Los Angeles officials on Wednesday attributed last year’s crime jump to increased gang activity and homelessness, among other things.

With every crime category increasing last year in the city, total crime stood at its highest point since 2009, according to data released by Los Angeles Police Department.

Violent crime was up 20.2% last year compared with 2014, and property crime rose 10.7% during the same span, LAPD figures show.

Standing in front of a banner showing crime trends since the 1950s, Mayor Eric Garcetti noted that the city’s crime rate remains lower than in many decades.

Read more here: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-crime-rises-in-los-angeles-20160112-story.html

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