The launch of Crime L.A.
Posted Sept. 30, 2010, 2:33 p.m.
The Data Desk team, which launched the interactive Homicide Report earlier this year, has released Crime L.A., an innovative crime database and map. The site tracks crime across more than 200 neighborhoods and localities in Los Angeles County that are patrolled by the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Many longtime readers of the Homicide Report have expressed a desire to see information about aggravated assaults, in addition to homicides. Now they can, with links to the Crime L.A. pages available on the pages for each neighborhood or city in Homicide Report. In the near future, we also plan to add additional links between the two databases, making it easier for readers to assess the overall volume of violence in areas.
Crime L.A. tracks eight categories of serious violent and property crimes – homicide, rape, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, grand theft auto, theft from vehicle and theft. If you find that your neighborhood or city is not yet included, stay tuned. The Times has contacted all law enforcement agencies in the county and will continue to expand Crime L.A. as more agencies begin to provide data.
Click here to enter Crime L.A. or listen to Metro editor Megan Garvey talk about what went into creating the database and how it works.
Map above shows rates of serious violent crime per 10,000 residents in areas of Los Angeles County patrolled by the LAPD or Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.