City Officials Call for LAPD Report on Crime Spike


LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian recently joined Councilmember Mitch Englander to introduce a motion calling on the LAPD to report on the city's recent spike in crime and the department's strategy to deploy resources. 

According to an LAPD report on citywide crime rates in 2015, LA experienced its highest crime levels in two years, with a 20 percent increase in violent crimes and a 10 percent increase in property crimes over 2014 numbers. The LAPD has since doubled the size of its Metropolitan Division for reactive deployment to address crime hot spots, but Councilmembers Krekorian and Englander want to know whether the department's efforts have moved officers away from the Valley and other areas of the city, possibly impacting the LAPD's preventative patrol function.

Earlier this week, the motion was heard by the Council's Public Safety Committee where members pushed for greater analysis from the LAPD about its strategy to reduce crime. 

Read the motion here: