Crime has leveled off in L.A., police chief says — and he’s ‘cautiously optimistic’ it will drop

Kate Mather | Latimes.com
July 06, 2017

lapdcrimedownsummer 17Overall crime in Los Angeles has nearly leveled off at the midyear mark, Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday, calling 2017’s numbers a sign that police are making progress against the city’s stubborn uptick in crime.

As of July 1, overall crime was up less than 1% when compared with the first six months of 2016 — notably lower than the 6.6% increase the LAPD reported halfway through 2016 and the 12.7% jump the year before.

Read more here: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-crime-20170706-story.html

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