This year, there has been an upsurge in violence in Los Angeles, including a 32% increase in shootings and gun attacks. For the first time in more than a decade the number of murders in the “City of Angels” has reached 300.
Los Angeles recorded the 300th homicide in a year, most recently in the late 2000s. This year’s upsurge in violence in Los Angeles is due to the fact that other major cities are also struggling with similar increases in crime during the Coronavirus Pandemic and numerous protests. Much of this year’s violence occurred in the southern part of the city.
Los Angeles Times reports that four murders, including a 17-year-old boy, occurred between Saturday and Sunday morning, and for the first time since 2009, the number of deaths in the city has reached 300. According to the LA Times, last year in Los Angeles registered 253 murders, and in 2018 – 260.