Number of aggravated assaults in L.A. rose during first half of 2014
Los Angeles Times - 07/09/2014
Experts said the rise in violent offenses was relatively small given the decade of crime decline the city has seen.
James Alan Fox, a criminal justice professor at Northeastern University, said six months of data could be misleading. The increases could level out or reverse by the year’s end, he said.
“Only when you start seeing crime going up for several years in a row, then you start asking questions about what’s being done about it,” he said. “But a six-month trend over one year over aggravated assault? I wouldn’t get overly alarmed.”