Los Angeles has for the first time recorded 300 homicide cases in a decade as was reported by police department officials on Sunday.
The unforeseen record comes as the city like many others nationwide continues to struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic with asocial and economic fallout. Officials tweeted that they had never seen so many cases in over a decade with, more than 300 homicides in a year. There had been a senseless violence & tragic loss of life they said. They further went on to add that their officers were doing everything they could to stop the violence, however they needed support from the public. The public could help them with any info, and report it. They could do so while remaining anonymous and unidentified. The number showed a steep increase from the 257 homicides reported in 2019, the Los Angeles police department told reporters.
In a recent death this year, a shooting of a 17-year-old boy who was riding a motorcycle near his house, was a shocking incidence.
The Deputy Chief Emada E.Tingirides wrote on Twitter that it was a tragic weekend in Los Angeles that included the murder of a 17 year old riding his motorcycle close to his home.
Such Incidences create lasting Shock in Communities, and he was praying for the best of South Los Angeles the deputy chief added.
Many other cities have also witnessed an increase in homicides and shooting incidents over the last year.
Louisville, Kentucky, recorded 121 murders in September. The number of homicides is much higher than what the city has ever recorded, according to a report from the Louisville Metro Police Department.
Lt. Donny Burbink of the Louisville Metro Police Department told reporters in September that the highest number of murders has created concern over the Department’s ability to investigate each incident, with arrests made in only 37 of the cases.