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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 in violent crime and a 12% rise in property crime through March 21 compared to the same period last year. Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said crime levels are running at roughly the same as 2012 and that the increases are spread out across a variety of neighborhoods. “So we are moving backward from ‘14 and obviously we're taking steps to address that crime is up in...

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