Crime going down in Los Angeles: What's the latest in the trend? - Jan ‘22
Updated: Feb 10, 2022
The number of crime incidents in Los Angeles saw an overall decrease last month, after a previous decrease, according to data from CrimeoMeter. Incidents fell to 16,566 for Dec-2021 down from 17,807 for Nov-2021 (-7.0% change).
The offenses that decreased the most were shoplifting and vandalism. Shoplifting fell to 309 incidents last month, from 376 the month before (-17.8% change). Vandalism went from 1,612 to 1,366 (-15.9% change).
There was also a decrease in aggravated assault, from 1,038 incidents to 997 (-3.9% change), and in robbery, from 843 to 816 incidents (-3.2% change).
Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last month, reports of motor vehicle theft went from 2,320 to 2,368 (+2.1% change). Incidents of theft from burglary rose from 1,122 to 1,1128 (+0.5% change.
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