Category: Crime Rate

Los Angeles Councilman To Increase Police Patrols, Citing Crime Bump

LOS ANGELES—Hollywood could soon see an increase in police presence after a motion introduced Aug. 3 by Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell that intends to address a recent increase in crime in the area. O’Farrell, who represents Hollywood, is seeking to transfer $216,000 from his office to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood division…


LA Homicides Down in January, Overall Crime Up: Police Chief

LOS ANGELES—Eleven fewer homicides were reported in Los Angeles during the first month of 2022 than during the same period in 2021, a drop of nearly 17 percent, Police Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday. The city had a nearly 12 percent year-over-year climb in homicides in 2021, bringing it to levels not seen since 2006, Moore…


Santa Ana Experiencing Increase in Homicides

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Santa Ana reported a higher number of homicides in January 2022 than in previous years, authorities say. While January tends to be a busy month historically for homicides, this year the police department reported seven cases since Jan. 1, according to Sana Ana Police Department (SAPD) spokeswoman Maria Lopez. “It’s been higher at…