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Dec 28, 12

With a few days left in the year, the number of murders in the city of Los Angeles has crept up and will likely surpass 300 for the first time since 2009. It's not a big increase โ€” so far LA's homicide toll for 2012 is just three over last year's โ€” but it may reflect that overall crime numbers across the country are starting to tick back up after a decade of declining crime reports. Los Angeles crime as reported by the LAPD will be down about two percent, the tenth year of decline, the LA Times says. "The fact that Los Angeles has continued to decline, especially when several factors haven't been as good as they could be โ€” it's remarkable, frankly," said Charis Kubrin, a criminologist at UC Irvine. "I'm puzzled."

Mar 09, 08

A result of too many illegal immigrants crowding into too few rental units. Nobody will rehablitate downtown housing because of the blight.

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