Among the top 10 most common crimes committed in Los Angeles this May, nine of them rose from last month and also from the same month a year ago.
The sharpest rise?
Assaults* in Los Angeles jumped 23.0% from May of 2017. It was also the most common crime in May.
*Does not include aggravated assault.
Downtown LA had the most assaults, with 174.
This number rose from 154 in April and 119 a year ago.
The second-most common crime was theft from a vehicle. There were 1555 in May, a 20.8% increase from May 2017.
Again, Downtown LA tops the list, with 143 in May 2018, a 62.5% increase from last year.
Misdemeanor vandalism had a 12.52% increase from April and 17.53% increase from same period last year.
|Crime||May 2018||April 2018||Percentage Change||May 2017||Percentage Change|
|Theft from Vehicle||1555||1488||4.50%||1287||20.82%|
|Petty Theft from Motor Vehicle||877||871||0.69%||856||2.45%|
|Total number in LA city||18882||18301||3.17%||18188||3.82%|