August 2, 2006

Garcetti Nugget

The LA Council President dropped this stat on Atwater Village lawn-sitters at yesterday's National Night Out: Los Angeles is the second safest large city in the U.S. (behind New York City, which has twice as many police officers per citizen) and serious crime in LA has fallen to its lowest level since 1956. LAPD Chief William J. Bratton backs it up here.

LAPD's helicopter enforcement program, coincidentally, also launched in 1956.

1 comment:

LA City Nerd said...

Though crime is down to the 1956 level, the mentality and perception is that society & the City are not as safe. It's hard to change attitudes. More "Nights Out" would bring awareness to the issue of safety.

If only more people knew their neighbors...