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Violent crime in LA rises for third straight year




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For the third consecutive year, violent crime was up in Los Angeles.

The latest stats from the Los Angeles Police Department show an increase in homicides and gang related shootings. This upward trend stands in stark contrast with a steady decline in violent crime that began in the 90s.

For more on the numbers and what they mean, Alex Cohen spoke with Charis Kubrin, professor of criminology at the University of California at Irvine.

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue media player above.