Violent Crime Is Rising in Los Angeles — at Least on Paper

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In Los Angeles, for the first time in 12 years, violent crime increased in 2014.  Aggravated assaults were up 24%. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says better record keeping could be part of the reason. The Department uses the Compstat system introduced by former Chief Bill Bratton — and the LA Times recently discovered that the number of serious violent crimes had been under-reported.  Is the city more dangerous…or is there a math problem?

Credits

Guests:
Joel Rubin - Los Angeles Times - @joelrubin, Eli Silverman - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, George Tita - UC Irvine

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Gideon Brower