May 21, 2017

Better days in LA

In 2008, over 1,600 people were hit by a bullet in Los Angeles, but the number fell by around 500 last year, Beck said. The city also experienced 384 homicides in 2008, but the number was 290 last year.

“The proof is in the pudding,” Beck said. “The proof is that we have a less violent society in Los Angeles because of gun buybacks, because of smart legislation, because of good cops and because of the strong will of the people to recognize that guns are what turns a minor dispute between young people on the street from a shouting match to a funeral.”



Blogger VMM said...

Deaths by violence in LA county have gone from ~50% above the national average in 1980 to ~25% below the (much lower) national average in 2014. Lower than San Francisco and Marin, but higher than San Mateo and Santa Clara.

May 21, 2017 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger VMM said...

Also: lead abatement and higher property values.

May 21, 2017 at 9:32 AM  

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