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Los Angeles (CA) Police Department - Annual Report, 1979

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24 pages
This 1979 annual report of the Los Angeles Police Department dicusses such problems faced by the department as inflation, an influx of undocumented aliens, personnel recruitment problems, unfavorable news media coverage, and an unprecedented rise in crimes of violence.
Statistics on gang-related crimes of violence from 1975-79 are presented. These crimes increased by 24.1 percent in 1979 and included murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, battery on a police officer, robbery, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, kidnap, rape, and arson. A Narcotics Division section describes a number of illicit drugs seizures including a seizure of opium with an estimated street value of $1,916,000. Other sections provide a brief discussion of the death of Eulia Love, a black mother with two young daughters; a description of the Auto Repair Fraud Unit which watches over the city's 8,000 auto repair facilities; lists of medal of valor recipients and officers killed in the line of duty; a description of dogs who search for bombs and contraband; and a listing of cleared crimes. Statistics for 1979 Part I crimes and attempts are given as well as statistics on city population, size, and police cost. Photographs and an organizational chart are provided.


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