LA's year-to-date homicide rate doubles to start 2021, Chief Moore says

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles is seeing homicides at an alarming rate to start the 2021 calendar year.

Heading into early Tuesday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department reported 19 homicides this year-to-date.

"This is just over twice the rate of the same period last year," LAPD Chief Michel Moore said during Tuesday's briefing.

Tuesday's data comes as 2020 finished with a 38% increase in homicides and more than 350 additional shooting victims, according to Chief Moore. Much of the violence have been attributed to gang violence taking place in the streets.

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