Crime & Justice

LAPD report shows that arrests of homeless people are up

Los Angeles Police Department officers patrol on bicycles past a homeless man napping with cigarette in hand at his encampment on a downtown sidewalk in Los Angeles, California on June 7, 2017, a city facing a growing homeless population and less affordable housing.    / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Police Department officers patrol on bicycles past a homeless man napping with cigarette in hand at his encampment on a downtown sidewalk in Los Angeles, California on June 7, 2017, a city facing a growing homeless population and less affordable housing. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A new Los Angeles Police Department report on homelessness and mental illness shows an uptick in arrests of homeless people for misdemeanors in the first quarter of this year as compared to the same period of time last year. 

The report also showed a 14% increase in the number of homeless people who were victims of crimes. That all comes as the homeless population in L.A. continues to grow.