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March 21, 2017

Los Angeles: Today during a
press conference which Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie
Beck attended, he voiced a concern over statistics collected by the
LAPD which indicate there has been a decline in the reporting of
crime among Hispanic populations. Chief Beck specifically mentioned
a nearly 10% decline in the reporting of spousal abuse and 25%
decline in the reporting of rape. While there is no direct evidence
that the decline is related to concerns within the Hispanic
community regarding immigration, the Department believes
deportation fears may be preventing Hispanic members of the
community from reporting when they are victimized. Chief Beck wants
to reiterate the importance of reporting crime to the LAPD and
assure the community the focus of our investigations is to create a
safer community for everyone.

During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed
to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain
anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to

Tipsters may also visit, 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their
local program.