Crime during COVID-19

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At the beginning of stay-at-home orders, LAPD announced they were putting hundreds of extra officers on patrol. Photo by Amy Ta.

Crime fell 23% in Los Angeles during the first month of stay-at-home orders, according to Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore. With residents staying home to curb the spread of COVID-19, it’s tougher to find someone on the street to rob, or to burgle a house without being seen.