40% Of Serious Crimes Missing From L.A. Online Map


The Los Angeles Police Department’s online crime map intended for public use has failed to include nearly 40 percent of serious crimes reported in the city, a Los Angeles Times analysis found. The omissions, which date back at least six months, include thousands of crimes known to police and included in official crime statistics.

Among the 19,000 incidents that do not appear at lapdcrimemaps.org are 26 homicides, 137 rapes, and 10,766 personal, vehicle, or other nonviolent thefts. The lapses mean that the map, touted by city leaders as an important resource for residents to determine whether their neighborhoods are safe, presents a drastically incomplete image of city crime.

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