LOCAL Data Desk

Trends and analysis

  • Hit-and-runs take a rising toll on cyclists

    Hit-and-runs take a rising toll on cyclists

  • L.A. violent crime rises for the first time in 12 years, LAPD says

    L.A. violent crime rises for the first time in 12 years, LAPD says

    For more than a decade, the Los Angeles Police Department has pointed to year-end statistics showing big drops in crime as proof the agency was making the city safer. But as 2014 draws to a close and the numbers show violent crime has climbed for the first time in 12 years, Chief Charlie Beck has...

  • LAPD struggles with spike in violent crime, shootings

    LAPD struggles with spike in violent crime, shootings

    Los Angeles police are struggling to combat an increase in crime across the city this year, including a sharp spike in the number of people shot.Officials said Tuesday that shootings recorded by police are up 31%, amounting to 54 additional victims this year. Overall, the LAPD reported a 27% spike...

  • Prop. 47's effect on jail time, drug rehabilitation is mixed so far

    Prop. 47's effect on jail time, drug rehabilitation is mixed so far

    Jose Ibarra snapped on latex gloves, pushed aside an upturned sofa and rummaged through the belongings piled below an underpass in Silver Lake. Under a thin, grimy mattress and the torn pages of a pornography magazine, the Los Angeles police officer discovered two needles and a glass pipe with...

  • Rash of shootings frightens South L.A.

    Rash of shootings frightens South L.A.

    The killings started early Sunday morning, with a 30-year-old man gunned down behind an apartment complex. By Monday night, four more people lay dead in a series of shootings across South Los Angeles. The violence continued Wednesday. A car-to-car shooting wounded two people, including a teenage...

  • Killing in L.A. drops to 1967 levels

    Killing in L.A. drops to 1967 levels

    For the first time in more than four decades, Los Angeles is on track to end the year with fewer than 300 killings, a milestone in a steady decline of homicides that has changed the quality of life in many neighborhoods and defied predictions that a bad economy would inexorably lead to higher crime....

  • South Vermont Avenue: L.A. County's 'death alley'

    South Vermont Avenue: L.A. County's 'death alley'

  • Seeking closure

    Seeking closure

    Louis Watson, Dwight Taylor and Gregory Davis Jr. were the first casualties of the L.A. riots, mortally wounded in a volley of gunfire early on the evening of April 29, 1992. Over the last 20 years, police detectives and family members have tried to imagine what exactly happened near Vernon and...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
73°