LA Homicides Up in 2021

The city of Los Angeles recorded 11 homicides last week, up from four homicides during the same week in 2020 and continuing an upward trend.

In 2021 as of Feb. 10, LA has had 50 homicides and 192 shooting victims. There had been 31 homicides and 70 shooting victims at the same point in 2020.

Overall, violent crime has increased 0.7%, Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Horace Frank, the city told the Police Commission. Property crime throughout LA decreased in all categories, except stolen vehicles.

"We're not an anomaly when you look at the crime trends, and yes, we are in very close communication with the other major city chiefs, almost on a weekly basis," Frank said.

"What we're seeing in Los Angeles is what they're also seeing in places like New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, some of the other major cities."

Frank also said the department is "on the right track" in developing strategies, and the departments are working to implement each other's best practices.


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