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LAPD's Public Database Omits Nearly 40 Percent of This Year's Crimes

July 09, 2009  | 

The Los Angeles Police Department's online crime map intended for public use has failed to include nearly 40% of serious crimes reported in the city, a Times analysis has found.

The omissions, which date back at least six months, include thousands of crimes known to LAPD officials and are included in their official crime statistics.

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