Our lawless city

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Los Angeles Police Department
Crime Statistics
Offense 1956 1957 Increase/Decrease
Homicide 104 119 +14.4%
Rape 1,056 1,271 +20.4%
Robbery 3,548 4,269 +20.3%
Aggravated Assault 5,315 5,786 +8.9%
Burglary 22,799 26,887 +17.9
Larceny (Except Auto Theft) 45,276 50,173 +10.8%
Auto Theft 10,342 13,203 +27.7%
Worthless Checks 12,782 17,390 +36.1%
Total
101,222
119,098
+17.7%

This is only a sample of the extensive annual crime statistics compiled by the Los Angeles Police Department. The summary notes that 1957 "was the highest year on record for reported crimes and attempts."

The highest crime areas were: Central Division, 10,426 crimes per 100,000 population; and Newton Street Division, 10,169 crimes per 100,000 population. The safest areas were the West Valley Division, 2,774 per 100,000 population; and West Los Angeles Division, 2,907 crimes per 100,000 population.

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1957 Homicides by LAPD Division
77th Street Division 27
University Division 18
Central Division 16
Newton Division 15
Harbor Division 10
Hollywood Division 6
Wilshire Division 6
Valley Division 5
Highland Park Division 4
Hollenbeck Division 4
West Valley Division 4
West Los Angeles Division 3
Venice Division 1

Source: Los Angeles Police Department, annual report for 1957

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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