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New data shows crime reports in Los Angeles involving homeless people and the mentally ill are way up.



By Kevin Tripp, KABC

The first seven months of this year is already seeing more crimes reported involving the mentally ill and homeless than for any full year going back to 2010. Data from the Los Angeles Police Department was analyzed by Crosstown, a program at the USC Annenberg School for Journalism. The numbers are staggering. In 2010, only one crime was logged where the victim or the suspect were both homeless and mentally ill. That number has spiked to 155 for the first seven months of 2019.