Los Angeles Police Department's interactive crime map is full of errors, Times analysis finds
The Los Angeles Police Department's online crime map intended for public use has failed to include about 40% of serious crimes reported in the city, a Times analysis has found. The omissions, which date back at least six months, include thousands of crimes known to LAPD officials and included in their official crime statistics.
* 26 homicides
* 3,798 burglaries
* 137 rapes
In one of those rapes, a man hid in the back of a woman's car, forced her to drive to an abandoned North Hollywood apartment and assaulted her. It was the kind of incident that residents of the neighborhood around Sherman Way and Kester Avenue would have wanted to know about.
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