Posted on November 30, 2020

Los Angeles Has Now Crossed 300 Homicides for the First Time in over a Decade

Frank Miles, Fox News, November 22, 2020

Los Angeles recorded its 300th homicide for the year — a milestone last reached a decade ago.

This year’s spike in violence in Los Angeles — including a 32% increase in shootings — comes as other major cities also grapple with similar rises in crime during the coronavirus pandemic.


{snip} Chief Michel Moore has said he believes some of the increased crime is due to problems related to the pandemic, such as economic struggles and virus-related restrictions on services and interventions.

Last year, L.A. recorded 253 homicides, the LA Times reported, and 260 in 2018.