LAPD Chief Charlie Beck headlines LA forum on crime

- Violent crime in Los Angeles climbed nearly 20 percent and property crime increased 10 percent citywide in 2015. In the Harbor Division, overall violent crime was up 34 percent, and property crimes went up nearly 17 percent.

South Los Angeles experienced its deadliest August since 2007 with 15 people killed in just a two-week period.

All 21 LAPD divisions reported crime increases this year.

This is why Councilman Joe Buscaino will be presenting the Los Angeles Forum on Crime on Thursday, February 4 at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro.

The featured speakers will be LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, LAPD Police Commission president Matthew Johnson, and Assistant Commanding Officer of South Bureau Phillip Tingirides.

"We know the residents of Los Angeles are frustrated by the spike in crime and deserve answers," said Buscaino.

The speakers will address the new challenges of policing cities which are enduring a rise in crime.

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