November 23rd According to Fox News, violence in Los Angeles surged in 2020. the morning of November 21-22 local time, four more murders occurred there. The city’s 2020 homicides thus exceeded 300, a 10-year high.
The victims of several murders over the weekend reportedly included a 17-year-old boy, a 50-year-old homeless man, a 20-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman.
Stacy Spell, a Los Angeles police officer, confirmed that at least 300 murders have occurred, saying that “it was a tragedy”. This is also the first time since 2009, the number of homicides in Los Angeles has reached 300. In 2009, 312 homicides were recorded locally. Since then, 253 homicides were recorded in the local area in 2019, and 260 in 2018.
In addition, most of the 2020 violence occurred in southern and central Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Police Commissioner Michel Moore said that part of the reason for the increase in crime is related to the coronavirus epidemic, such as the economic difficulties caused by the epidemic and the impact of epidemic prevention restrictions.