FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Violent Crime in Los Angeles Hits Highest Level Since 2009, Police Blame Gangs

January 14, 2016  | 

Los 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 the 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

Mayor Eric Garcetti said he was confident that LAPD strategies launched last year would help curb crime this year.

Those initiatives include the ramping up of the LAPD's elite Metropolitan Division, strengthening gang outreach efforts, and an expansion of domestic violence awareness teams throughout the city, the Los Angeles Times reports.


Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

XXXXX @ 1/15/2016 4:18 PM

Yeah the gang's name causing all the problems is the Democrat party Gang

OK @ 1/16/2016 5:44 AM

Gangs. This seems to be a common boogy man in left leaning cities. It couldn't possibly be the softer touch the police in these cities are being forced to take w/ criminals.

kevCopAz @ 1/16/2016 7:28 AM

Funny how "gangs" are the problem. Could it be that gang members are the ones the system should have already been arresting and putting in prison, and the same ones Obama and the libs are releasing from prison due to "harsh" sentences? I feel for the citizens of these lib controlled cities and states on one had but then again elections and choices have consequences, you voted for the pols and let the pols make laws and rules that allow gangs to grow and flourish so you get what you deserve. Crime rate in my state and area is not on the rise. THINK of what the reasons why folks. Conservative pols, strict laws that are enforced and we don't have DEMS in charges!

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Hurst Launches New Jaws of Life Website
Hurst Jaws of Life Inc., a global manufacturer of rescue tools, has launched a new website...
Details of How Buffalo Police Diver Died Begin to Emerge, Investigation Under Way
Officer Lehner was alone in the river during an underwater recovery training session when...
Video: NC Officers Kill Suspect After Wild Chase in 2 States and 3 Counties
A wild police chase that spanned across the North Carolina and South Carolina state lines...
Iowa Volunteer Hired as Digital Forensics Specialist After Helping Solve Cold Case
Investigators were looking into the November 2012 mysterious disappearance of Cari Farver....
Video: TN Firearms Instructor Accidentally Shot During Training
A Jackson (TN) Police Department Firearms Instructor who was injured when he was...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine