Crime down in Los Angeles

Homicides dropped 8% in Los Angeles in 2018 and rapes were down 12%, as reported here. Murders in the city peaked in 1992 at over 1,000 but were at 259 last year. Overall since 1992, LA’s violent crime has decreased 67% and property crime is down 60%, despite increased population. Also last year, the police department had 11 fewer officer-involved shootings compared to 2017.

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