[Ed. – Trump is somehow to blame.]
The number of shooting victims in South Los Angeles rose 742 percent during the first 16 days of 2021 as compared to the first 16 days of 2020.
LAPD Headquarters tweeted about the surge in shooting victims, noting there were 59 such victims by January 16, 2021, whereas there were only seven by the same time in 2020.
In a second tweet, LAPD Headquarters isolated fatalities, noting South LA homicides surged 150 percent during the first 16 days of January as well. There were 10 homicides January 1, 2021 through January 16, 2021, as compared to four homicides during the same time-frame in 2020.
LAPD noted South LA “accounts for 42 percent of [Los Angeles’] homicides,” which means the city starts the year on a trajectory that could result in a high murder tally.