Venice Property Crime Rises

Senior Lead Officer Adrian Acosta says Venice has experienced a “double-digit increase” in property crime. The residential area east of Lincoln near Penmar Park has been most affected, he said.

Delivering a public safety update to the August, 2020 VNC Board Meeting, Acosta said that Venice now produces 30% of all of the crime in Pacific Division. It also includes Mar Vista, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Palms and Westchester, as well as LAX.

Acosta also gave statistics for crime in and around the Bridge Home facility on Main Street, which replaced an MTA bus terminal.

Since the facility opened in late February, 10 violent and/or property crimes have been reported. There have been 25 total crimes and a total of 114 LAPD and LAFD calls, Acosta said

Within the so-called Security Enforcement Zone surrounding the shelter there have been 41 violent crimes, 94 property crimes and 95 part two crimes, including vandalism. Due to LAPD funding cutbacks, the overtime detail is no longer funded for Bridge Housing, Acosta said.


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