1,905 Gunshot Victims in LA Last Year, 253 This Year
Pledging to introduce new laws to stop illegal gun dealing and prevent violent crime, City Councilman Jack Weiss today released statistics on gun violence in Los Angeles. “It’s time to act aggressively and creatively with new laws to stop the killing," Weiss said in a statement.
As provided by the LAPD, here's the data for 2007:
- Gunshot victims 1,905; Gang related gunshot victims 1,323
- Total homicides 394; 80% of all homicides involved the use of a firearm (316)
- 220 gang related homicides; 150 homicide victims ages 18 - 25