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Gang-Related Crime in Los Angeles County

Gang-Related Crime: City of Los Angeles

Gang Homicide Study: Los Angeles, 1995

Gang-related crime data has not been released for all of Los Angeles County until 2012.
Then, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department began identifying those crimes that
were gang-related within its jurisdiction in its annual crime data release.

Reported Crimes, 2012
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Jurisdiction

Crime

Crimes
Reported

Number
Gang-Related

Percent
Gang-Related

Homicide

175

105

60.0%

Aggravated Assault

6,974

1,250

17.9%

Forcible Rape

502

8

1.6%

Robbery

4,740

728

15.4%

The largest number of gang-related homicides reported above occurred in Compton (21).

Source: L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept.

Gang-related violence accounted for approximately 43% of all homicides in Los Angeles County,
per Review of Homicide Crime Statistics, Criminal Justice Center, 2005.

 

Prior Year Gang-Related Homicides
Los Angeles County

Note: Data below is for all jurisdictions in Los Angeles. No more recent data than that in the table below has
been released for Los Angeles County as a whole.

Year

Gang-Related Homicides
Los Angeles County

All Homicides
Los Angeles County

Percent of L.A. County Homicides Which are Gang-Related

2001

587

1,070

54.9%

2000

448

1,000

44.8%

1999

349

891

39.2%

1998

399

959

41.6%

1997

452

1,176

38.4%

1996

614

1,398

43.9%

1995

807

1,682

48.0%

1994

779

1,669

46.7%

1993

724

1,944

37.2%

1992

803

1,919

41.8%

1991

771

1,856

41.5%

1990

690

1,768

39.0%

1989

554

1,587

34.9%

1988

452

1,320

34.2%

1987

387

1,398

27.7%

1986

328

1,408

23.3%

1985

271

1,322

20.5%

Updates to these statistics have not released since 2001
Source: L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. & California Dept. of Justice

 

Gang-Related Crime - City of Los Angeles

Note: No more recent data than that in the table below has yet been released for the City of Los Angeles.

Year Homicide Attempt Homicide1 Aggravated Assault Attacks on Police Officers2 Robbery3 Shots- Inhabited Dwell Kidnap Rape Arson Criminal Threats4 Extortion Carjacking5
2009 157 --- 2,573 110 2,092 152 38 36 6 792 30 101
2008 186 --- 2,844 83 2,570 115 39 38 4 808 38 129
2007 228 --- 3,363 89 2,596 165 51 42 8 899 14 170
2006 300 --- 3,635 90 2,570 184 44 44 1 865 38 163
2005 260 580 2,639 75 2,021 192 53 33 6 646 16 147
2004 291 717 2,616 61 2,08 188 44 36 2 754 20 118
2003 259 861 3,063 83 3,274 219 67 37 4 826 25 211
2002 350 726 3,430 114 2,808 330 77 65 6 849 6 209
2001 347 728 3,508 138 2,754 366 64 59 4 812 11 143
2000 332 635 2,935 96 2,490 249 62 69 4 543 10 163
1999 136 526 2,588 148 2,650 154 70 94 6 450 10 188
1998 176 358 2,247 178 3,132 123 50 67 7 396 13 164
1997 216 413 2,591 148 4,105 151 65 105 11 427 33 139
1996 295 456 2,649 92 4,519 169 79 104 5 265 27 224
1995 408 581 3,723 209 5,027 228 89 143 14 182 22 319
1994 370 531 3,338 218 4,184 156 72 102 15 112 8 ---
1993 346 684 3,877 54 3,868 138 40 107 12 34 11 ---
1992 430 896 4,363 40 3,449 152 60 82 14 28 8 ---

1) Category not recorded after 2005
2) Includes Battery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Attempted Murders on Police Officers
3) Excludes carjacking
4) Includes Witness intimidation and terrorist threats
5) Statistics not kept prior to May 1995
Source:
Los Angeles Police Department

 Also see Alejandro A. Alonso’s www.streetgangs.com.

 

Gang Homicide Study - Los Angeles

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1995 by Doctors H. Range Hustson
and Deirdre Anglin revealed the following facts about Los Angeles gang-related murders from 1979 through 1994:

  • One third of the victims were not associated with a violent gang.

  • The median age of the victims was 21.

  • The gang-related death rate of African American males, ages 15 to 19, tripled.

  • The gang-related death rate of Latino males, ages 15 to 19, increased by about 30%.

  • Less than 5% of gang-related deaths were related to narcotics trafficking.

  • Guns were used in 95% of gang-related killings.

  • The use of semiautomatic handguns in these killings increased by more than 40%.

  • Assault weapons were used in only 2.8% of the deaths.

 

 

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