Update to LAPD 2022 Homicide Report Press Conference
Los Angeles: On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) held a press conference related to the 2022 Homicide Report and announced the release of the LAPD online homicide webpage. This News Release serves as an update to provide the public and the media with additional information requested.
2022 Homicide Report Data
Homicides in 2022
There were 382 homicides that occurred in 2022. This represents 20 fewer homicide victims and a five percent Citywide decrease from the 402 homicides in 2021. A total of 387 homicides were reported to the California Department of Justice for 2022. The difference of five deaths were reclassifications from previous years to homicides in 2022. This was consistent with the Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines.
There were 291 homicides cleared in 2022 which is 16 more than the 275 in 2021. The 291 cleared homicides consist of victims of the following descents: five Asian clearances (100 percent), 121 Black clearances (76 percent), 126 Hispanic clearances (72 percent), 26 White clearances (74 percent), and 13 Other clearances (118 percent).
Updated Homicide Clearance Per Bureau
In 2022, Operations Central Bureau had a clearance rate of 65 percent, Operations South Bureau had a clearance rate of 83 percent, Operations West Bureau had a clearance rate of 98 percent, and Operations Valley Bureau had a clearance rate of 74 percent. The 2022 Citywide clearance rate is 77 percent.
Hate Crime Related Homicides
In 2022, there was one hate crime related homicide. The incident occurred on July 5, 2022, in Mission Area. The victim was a homeless transgender. An arrest was made on the case.
Contributions to Clearances
In recognition of the work with external partners, we want to acknowledge our partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Fugitive and the Unites States Marshal Apprehension Task Forces. These task forces work in conjunction with our Gang and Narcotics Division, to apprehend some of the most violent offenders responsible for these heinous murders. After hundreds of pre-planned operations, their collaborative work resulted in a total of 275 homicide suspect arrests during 2022, which greatly contributed to our homicide clearance rate and further allowed our homicide investigators to continue their focus on additional cases.
To view the complete website and the homicide report, please visit => LAPD 2022 Criminal Homicide Victims or scan the QR Code=>
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