For the first time in over 10 years, crime spiked in all categories in LA in 2015. According to preliminary numbers, since 2014
- Violent crime increased by nearly 20%
- Property crime increased by 10.3%
However, LAPD has improved their methods for accurately counting and recording aggravated assaults. Previously, it was reported that the department did a poor job at accounting. That being said, the rise in crime may be due to more accurate numbers.
Crime increase causes concern yet the people are reminded that these numbers remain far lower than the stats in years past. For example, in the 1990s, there were over 1,000 murders in LA. In 2015, there were less than 300. That’s a significant drop.
The city and the police are working nonstop in trying to protect the people, have the trust of the people and reduce crime.
We hope you are never arrested for a crime, and we hope none of your loved ones are either. However, things happen and people do get arrested. If you need a bail agent to help get someone (or you) out of jail, David Ortiz Bail Bonds is the company you can trust.