Los Angeles Police Union is Aghast at Spike in Homicides and Shootings
Shooting victims are up 742% and homicides are up 150% in South Los Angeles
January 22, 2021
Los Angeles (CA) Last night, Chief Michel Moore released new statistics on the shocking increase in shootings so far this year, compared to last year, with South Los Angeles suffering from the largest impact in the surge in violent crime (as shown in the LAPD charts above). The Los Angeles Police Protective League issued this statement in response:
"Two pandemics are ravaging Los Angeles right now; both are dangerous and deadly. COVID is spreading rapidly in L.A. while shooting victims are up 742% and homicides are up 150% in South Los Angeles. Just as the Coronavirus is disproportionally impacting our Black and Hispanic residents, South Los Angeles accounts for 42% of this year's homicides and that part of our city has experienced 59 people shot, nearly four people a day.
As gun violence-ravaged Los Angeles last year, and continues to surge this year, the only plan offered by city leaders is to cut hundreds of police officers and put policies in place to take fewer guns off the street. These twin pandemics are destroying families and we urge residents to go to http://www.WhereistheoutrageLA.com and demand a plan from our city leaders to keep LA safe."
Board of Directors, Los Angeles Police Protective League