In 2013, something changed on the streets of Los Angeles.Proactive policing is history, officers report ignoring suspicious activity they once would have waded into. You and I are less safe as a consequence, way more punks are still on the street.
Police officers began making fewer arrests. The following year, the Los Angeles Police Department’s arrest numbers dipped even lower and continued to fall, dropping by 25% from 2013 to 2015.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the San Diego Police Department also saw significant drops in arrests during that period.
The statewide numbers are just as striking: Police recorded the lowest number of arrests in nearly 50 years, according to the California attorney general’s office, with about 1.1 million arrests in 2015 compared with 1.5 million in 2006.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Arrests Down in CA
The Los Angeles Times reports arrests made by police and deputy sheriffs in CA major jurisdictions are down, year over year. The BlackLivesMatter chickens have come home to roost.