In the United States, there are four cities that have at least 2 million residents: New York, Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles. According to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, LA is the safest of them all.
And if current trends hold, 2012 will be the tenth year in a row that crime numbers in Los Angeles have gone down. Madeleine talks to KPCC's Rina Palta about LA's crime statistics.
Rina Palta, KPCC's crime reporter.