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Crime rates explode in LA County. Sheriff rightly calls it ‘existential threat’



LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has bad news about crime.

“So, for crime statistics, we don’t have good news – unfortunately. We’re looking at a 95.24% increase in homicides. That is comparing the same time frame this year to that time frame in 2020.”  Villanueva says many other types of violent crimes are also up, including aggravated  assault up 13% and grand theft auto up 40%

Sheriff Villanueva accuses the Board of Supervisors of not addressing the issue and called it an ‘existential threat’. Some members of the board have accused the Sheriff of not doing his job- and even considered outing him without any authority –from his elected position.