Crime going up in Los Angeles: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime going up in Los Angeles: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on October 28, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Los Angeles saw an overall increase for the week of Oct. 13 to Oct. 19, after a previous decline, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 4,310 in the latest seven-day period of available police reports, up from 3,944 the week before.

The overall increase in crime reports was led by auto burglary and assault. Auto burglary rose to 668 incidents, from 254 the week before. Assault went from 583 to 762.

There were 244 reported burglary incidents. That represents an increase from 206 incidents the previous week. There were also four incidents of homicide, up from three the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn, reports of auto theft went from 548 to 300. Weapons offenses fell from 50 to 44, and arson went down from 10 to seven.

There were 174 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 167 from the previous week. Other crimes includes a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Hollywood, Downtown and Van Nuys had the most reported incidents. Hollywood and Downtown were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in Hollywood went up the most. Crime reports in Sun Valley also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Van Nuys are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Monday, Wednesday and Sunday saw the most crime incidents. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, while incidents on Friday went down. Comparing times of day, midday, evening and late afternoon continue to see the most crime incidents.

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

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