WEHO CRIME STATS | April 2024

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The crime statistics for West Hollywood between March and April 2024 reveal several shifts in crime rates, with specific attention to the monthly changes and broader implications for the year thus far. This report provides a detailed analysis of these variations, highlighting key trends and areas of concern.

While violent crimes such as homicide remained static with no reported cases, there was a notable increase in reported rapes, rising from two incidents in March to three in April. This upward trend in rape incidents suggests a possible area for increased vigilance and preventive measures by local authorities.

Aggravated assaults showed an increase from nine incidents in March to 12 in April. The trend reflects a growing concern in physical assaults within the community. However, assaults against peace officers and children remained unchanged, with no incidents reported, indicating specific patterns in violent crimes that might warrant focused community and police engagement.

Robberies also saw an increase, moving from six incidents in March to eight in April. This rise is partly due to an increase in armed street robberies, which escalated from two incidents in March to three in April, suggesting a slight intensification in more dangerous forms of theft.

Conversely, burglaries decreased overall, from 30 incidents in March to 25 in April. This general decrease was most pronounced in other burglaries, especially mailroom burglaries, which dropped significantly from six incidents in March to just one in April, indicating effective preventive strategies or fluctuating criminal focus areas.

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Thefts from motor vehicles saw a slight increase, from 21 incidents in March to 25 in April. This category continues to be problematic, with grand theft from unlocked vehicles rising from three incidents in March to five in April, emphasizing the need for continuous public awareness campaigns about vehicle security.

Shoplifting incidents decreased from 23 in March to 12 in April, with significant drops in both grand theft and petty theft shoplifting. This sharp decline suggests that either preventive measures are taking effect or that there is a shift in the focus of theft-related activities.

Other forms of theft presented a mixed picture, with overall incidents rising from 67 in March to 88 in April. Notably, petty theft from buildings and other locations saw a significant increase, suggesting a shift in theft activities towards less secure environments.
PART 1 CRIME January 2024 February 2024 March 2024 April 2024 Change (+/-)
Homicide 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 0 4 2 3 1
Aggravated Assault 15 7 9 12 3
Domestic -1 1 2 0 -2
ADW Gun 2 0 1 1 0
ADW Knife 1 2 1 5 4
ADW Other Weapon 11 2 2 5 3
ADW Hands, Fist, Feet 2 1 3 1 -2
ADW Peace Officer 0 1 0 0 0
ADW Child 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 10 5 6 8 2
Armed Street Robbery 1 2 2 3 1
Armed Robbery – All others 2 1 2 1 -1
Strong Arm Street Robbery 5 1 3 2 -1
Strong Arm Robbery – All others 2 1 -1 2 3
Burglary 36 20 30 25 -5
Residential Burglary 10 9 13 9 -4
Other Burglary 26 11 17 16 -1
Other Burglary – Business 11 3 7 7 0
Other Burglary – Mailrooms 8 4 6 1 -5
Other Burglary – Secure Garages 6 4 3 6 3
Other Burglary – All Others 1 0 1 2 1
Theft from Motor Vehicles 19 29 21 25 4
Vehicle Burglary 14 26 13 14 1
Grand Theft Unlocked Vehicle 3 3 3 5 2
Petty Theft Unlocked Vehicle 2 0 2 3 1
Grand Theft Vehicle Parts 0 0 3 3 0
Petty Theft Vehicle Parts 0 0 0 0 0
Shoplifting 14 14 23 12 -11
Armed Estes Robbery 0 0 1 0 -1
Strong Arm Estes Robbery 0 0 2 1 -1
Grand Theft Shoplifting 6 5 14 7 -7
Petty Theft Shoplifting 8 9 6 4 -2
Other Theft 89 54 67 88 21
Grand Theft Pickpocket 9 13 7 14 7
Grand Theft Bike 4 0 3 1 -2
Petty Theft Bike 2 0 0 0 0
Grand Theft from Buildings / Other 4 5 16 12 -4
Petty Theft from Buildings / Other 69 35 41 61 20
Locker Burglary 1 1 0 0 0
Auto Theft 21 15 16 10 -6
Arson 0 0 0 0 0
Total 204 148 174 183 9

SERVICE CALLS

From March to April 2024, West Hollywood experienced a slight decrease in calls for service, from 1,639 to 1,610, indicating a minor reduction in the demand for police intervention. Despite this decrease, felony arrests increased from 22 to 29, and misdemeanor arrests rose notably from 52 to 78. 

The average response times for emergencies improved marginally from 3.7 minutes in March to 3.6 minutes in April, while the response times for priority incidents saw a more significant improvement, from 9.8 minutes to 8.6 minutes.

The changes in response times and arrest rates are complemented by the number of incidents handled by the police. Emergency incident responses increased from 76 in March to 88 in April, and priority incidents rose from 356 to 381.
  Response Emergency
(Time)
Response Emergency
(Incidents)
Response Priority
(Time)
Response Priority (Incidents) Response Routine
(Time)
Response Routine
(Incidents)
January 2024 3.5 75 9.1 319 30.7 1,183
February 2024 3.9 63 9.8 313 28.3 1083
March 2024 3.7 76 9.8 356 30.6 1167
April 2024 3.6 88 8.6 381 27.5 1106
Change (+/-) -0.1 12 -1.2 25 -3.1 -61

PART II CRIMES

Financial and Identity Crimes April saw an increase in financial-related crimes such as forgery, which emerged with three incidents after none in March, and fraud, which saw a rebound from five to 10 incidents. Identity theft, however, moved in the opposite direction, decreasing from five incidents to just one. 

Substance-Related Offenses Drug-related offenses saw mixed trends with an increase from zero to two for felony possessions and from three to eight for misdemeanor possessions. 

Vandalism and Minor Offenses Vandalism cases slightly decreased overall, indicating a steady state in property damage crimes. 
PART II CRIME January 2024 February 2024 March 2024 April 2024 Change (+/-)
FORGERY 0 0 0 3 -3
FRAUD 14 9 5 10 -5
IDENTITY THEFT 0 3 5 1 4
SEX OFFENSES ‐ FELONIES 1 0 0 0 0
SEX OFFENSES ‐ MISDEMEANOR 6 1 0 2 -2
ASSAULT, NON‐AGGRAVATED 20 13 20 27 -7
ASSAULT ON PEACE OFFICER 2 2 0 1 -1
DOMESTIC ASSAULT, NON‐AGGRAVATED 11 8 7 9 -2
WEAPON LAWS 1 1 3 6 -3
DEFRAUDING INN KEEPER 4 2 2 2 0
OFFENSES AGAINST FAMILY 0 0 0 0 0
FELONY SALE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 0 2 0 0 0
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF NARCOTIC 2 3 5 0 5
FELONY POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 0 1 0 2 -2
MISDEMEANOR POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 4 1 3 8 -5
FOUND NARCOTICS 0 0 0 2 -2
LIQUOR LAWS 0 0 0 0 0
DRUNK 6 6 3 6 -3
DISODERLY CONDUCT 1 1 1 0 1
VAGRANCY 0 1 0 0 0
GAMBLING 0 0 0 0 0
DRUNK DRIVING 3 5 1 2 -1
VEHICLE LAWS ‐ MISDEMEANOR HIT AND RUN 29 22 22 34 -12
VEHICLE LAWS ‐ FELONY HIT AND RUN 4 3 4 2 2
VEHICLE / BOATING LAWS MISDEMEANOR 16 15 13 11 2
VEHICLE / BOATING LAWS FELONY 0 1 0 1 -1
VANDALISM ‐ MISDEMEANOR 9 5 10 9 1
VANDALISM ‐ FELONY 20 13 19 16 3
VANDALISM ‐ GRAFFITI / TAGGING 2 1 1 1 0
RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY 0 0 0 0 0
FEDERAL OFFENSES 1 0 0 2 -2
FELONIES ‐ MISCELLANEOUS 4 4 10 4 6
MISDEMEANORS, MISCELLANEOUS: TRESPASSING 1 0 0 1 -1
MISDEMEANORS, MISCELLANEOUS: ALL OTHERS 12 7 0 3 -3
TOTAL 173 130 134 165 -31

TRAFFIC

  DUI arrests Traffic reports Vehicle vs. pedestrians Vehicle vs. bicycle Scooters/e-bikes accidents Scooter citations
January 2024 3 67 1 0 0 0
February 2024 5 41 3 0 0 1
March 2024 1 71 3 0 0 2
April 2024 2 79 0 2 0 0
Change (+/-) 1 8 -3 2 0 -2

HOMELESS CONTACTS

  January 2024 February 2024 March 2024 April 2024
Contacts Made 90 132 126 102
Services Offered 87 131 120 102
Services Accepted 3 2 3 8

 

 

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John
John
9 days ago

I encourage a city representative to inquire of a grocery store worker the number of shoplifing thefts per hour they see, them make a new calculation for the survey. Maybe ask the Self-Check or the security guard. Maybe ask the store manager.
Are the assault numbers including Loss Prevention personel & customers at grocery stores?
The thieves know about Prop 47 and of no bail rules.

Just my view as a grocery store worker.

Carleton cro9nin
11 days ago

Don’t forget your MACE when out on the sidewalks. Assaults are continuing.

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
12 days ago

Sepi Shyne will cherry pick numbers to tell a story of how successful her progressive approach has been. Tell that to the three victims of rape. I’d love to see her confront those victims face-to-face and attempt to justify her bullpucky. She should resign and stop inflicting her hate on a city and residents she clearly loathes.

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