Los Angeles crime on the rise: Which offenses are leading the trend? - Jul ‘21
The number of crime incidents in Los Angeles saw an overall increase last quarter, after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter. Incidents increased to 49,160 for 2021-Q2 up from 48,647 for 2021-Q1 (1.1% change).
The offenses that increased the most were suspicious person cases and aggravated assault. Suspicious person cases increased to 62 incidents last quarter, from 45 the quarter before (+37.8% change). Aggravated assault went from 2,746 to 3,111 (+13.3% change).
There was also an increase in simple assault, from 3,578 incidents to 4,030 (+12.6% change), and in vandalism, from 4,722 to 5,031 incidents (+6.5% change).
Among the few types of offenses that saw a decrease last quarter, reports of shoplifting went from 912 to 790 (-13.4% change). Reports of theft from motor vehicle went from 7,082 to 6,303 (-11.0% change), and burglary went down from 3,459 to 3,118 (-9.9% change).
The CrimeoMeter Safety Index (CSI) saw an overall decrease last quarter, after a previous rise. CSI fell to 20.14 for 2021-Q2 down from 20.15 for 2021-Q1 (-0.05% change).
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