Posted by on January 13, 2022 11:08 pm
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Crime Up in LA, Including Killings

LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles saw spikes in select categories of crime in 2021, most notably a nearly 12 percent year-over-year climb in homicides. Mayor Eric Garcetti noted that the pace of homicides was stemmed in the second half of the year. “To put that in context, I remember the first half of this past year, when those numbers were well north of 25 percent,” Garcetti said of the homicide rate. He also said that Los Angeles remains among the safest of the nation’s most populous cities in terms of the homicide rate. Property crimes rose by 4.2 percent and violent crime increased 3.9 percent. Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said the creation of a violent crime taskforce put more officers on the streets and on foot patrols, interacting with residents and community groups. “Our focus this year has been to shift our resources on this violent crime, particularly shooting violence …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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