Los Angeles: On December 3, 2022, the Los Angeles Police Department held the ‘13th Annual Gun Buyback’, which was hosted in conjunction with The Mayor’s Office: GRYD (Gang Reduction Youth Development) program.
This event resulted in an increase of 69% compared to the gun buyback hosted on March 2022, as well as the largest turnout and participation since 2018. Additionally, this year’s event resulted in the largest number of ghost guns recovered at a gun buyback event. The firearms recovered are as follows:
Rifles – 138
Shot Guns – 80
Pistols – 168
Assault Weapons – 13
Ghost Guns – 38
Machine Guns – 21
Other – 1
Grand Total- 459
The success of this operation is dependent on the cooperation of the community. The LAPD thanks all who attended and participated.
For inquiries regarding this event, please contact Detective-II Pat Hoffman, Gang and Narcotics Division, Gun Unit (213)-486-5360. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.