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Is Valley Crime Getting Worse?

photoIs the L.A. crime rate really at its lowest point in years? I’m just wondering, because there seems to be a rash of vandalism and burglaries in the 818.

  • Someone broke into my co-worker’s car in a gated parking garage in Sherman Oaks about 5 months ago.
  • Someone broke into my car in a gated parking garage in Studio City on December 23.
  • Someone broke into my other co-worker’s car in a gated parking garage in North Hollywood on January 11.
  • Then, there’s the well-mannered Knock Knock Bandits, who have the courtesy to knock on your door before relieving you of all your prized possessions. They’ve politely hit 40 homes since last Summer.

Are these incidents gang-related? Is the economy to blame? Is LAPD doing enough to protect citizens?

How safe is your neighborhood these days?

L.A. River Path lights coming back?

ENLARGE
Gutted and sawn
When I first spotted this today on the L.A. River Bike Path near Griffith Park, I thought:

“Great, the junkies are at it again, digging for those tasty sellable morsels of copper wire. Only now they have a frickin’ concrete saw.”

Then I skated a little farther and saw a different vault situation (after the jump) … Continue reading L.A. River Path lights coming back?