Full report HERE
Perhaps its no surprise that overall totals for May are much higher than any month we’ve seen since we started tracking in February 2018, with 11 of the 59 reports coming on May 30-31 alone.
Monthly totals may be inflated by a glitch in crime reporting, as we also saw reports of 9 stolen vehicles on the same day (May 8) at the same time (5 pm) and the same location (Westwood and LaGrange). See the “Current Month (May 20)” tab. But even discounting that, May has seen an uptick. As noted, May 30-31, at the height of the unrest, was the worst time. There were 10 break-ins of commercial establishments in our area in those two days.
To get an idea of how much our area suffered compared to the surrounding ones, the report includes a screenshot of the CrimeMapping.com map of break-ins on those days for the larger area. See “Burglary locations May 30-31.” “Burglary” is the crime reporting code; I think we can just say “looting.” For the two-mile radius centered on Overland, unfortunately WSSM-area businesses were the hardest hit, and above all the 10500 block of Pico (Patricia to Parnell) with seven break-ins alone. (The icons are stacked on top of each other.) There were four more in the WSSM-part of Westwood Blvd, another hot spot. The good news is that things have quieted down a lot and in the first two days of June there have been no further such incidents in the WSSM area.
Note (in the last tab) that the Westside as a whole has been seeing an increase in non-violent property crimes (and this through May 23 only).