Monday, December 10, 2007

Crime and Misdemeanors in LA

Since this blog is really meant to be a discussion about celebrity real estate, we would normally leave a discussion about crime statistics to the fine folks over at Curbed LA or one of the other many real estate blogs focussed on life in LA. However, since there has been so much chatter and commentary on this blog over the last six months about crime levels and popo response time in the Hancock Park area, we thought we'd tackle the issue head on this morning.

Some say the area is perfectly safe while others say it's a lawless ghetto where homeless people crap on your lawn and hooligans run wild and unchecked by the LAPD. So naturally, being the curious and nosy type that we are, we wanted to know...what are the real crime statistics?

Your Mama, with the help of the always helpful Lucy Spillerguts, took to the internets and fidgeted and finagled with the LAPD Crime Map to look up reported crimes in the Hancock Park area over the last seven days, which is what the map above indicates. All the fraidy cat children who are always going on about how crime infested Hancock Park is can see that there was only one reported crime there in the last seven days. That's right kids, one.

The crime was a grand theft auto situation on the fourth of December that took place on the 1400 block of McCadden at 1:30 in the afternoon. Incidentally, there was also a grand theft auto crime on the fourth of December on the 1500 block of Doheny Drive, right on the border of West Hollywood and Beverly damn Hills too.

Now that we've cleared that up, shall we discuss the crime wave that has swept through Bel Air and Beverly Hills over the last few years?

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