Wednesday, January 31, 2018
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck provided members of the press with city wide 2017 homicide statistics. Chief Beck was joined by LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala, Director, Office of Special Operations, LAPD Deputy Chief Justin Eisenberg, Chief of Detectives, and Captain Billy Hayes, Robbery Homicide Division.
Chief Beck was happy to report for the 8th year in a row homicide numbers were kept below 300. In 2017 there were 282 homicides, a 4% drop from the previous year. The top 3 modus for operandi were gang, dispute or revenge, and domestic violence.