Is Los Angeles Experiencing a Crime Bump?

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
Assault 1768 1665 6.19% 1437 23.03%
Theft from Vehicle 1555 1488 4.50% 1287 20.82%
Vehicle Theft 1503 1461 2.87% 1496 0.47%
Petty Theft 1226 1165 5.24% 1159 5.78%
Burglary 1224 1166 4.97% 1214 0.82%
Domestic Violence 1075 1049 2.48% 1045 2.87%
Aggravated Assault 935 846 10.52% 865 8.09%
Petty Theft from Motor Vehicle 877 871 0.69% 856 2.45%
Misdemeanor Vandalism 791 703 12.52% 673 17.53%
Felony Vandalism 778 1030 -24.47% 1014 -23.27%
Total number in LA city 18882 18301 3.17% 18188 3.82%