City Hall Offers City Council and Public Safety Commission Online Access to WeHo Crime Reports

A map of West Hollywood crimes on CrimeReports.com
A map of West Hollywood crimes on CrimeReports.com

The City of West Hollywood now is providing information about local crime online to the City Council and members of the Public Safety Commission.

The crime information can be accessed by going online here and then clicking Crime Reports, which offers a map on which are listed crimes reported by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Police Department and the UCLA Police Department. Crimes also can be reported by individuals not associated with law enforcement.

Another option is CrimeMapping.com, which provides crime data for communities across the country in a similar manner.

Finally, the city has launched a weekly crime summary newsletter that charts crimes by type and location across West Hollywood for the previous seven days. The latest issue of it can be seen here.

The online crime information is in response to complaints about a lack of transparency at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station. Residents have complained that Sheriff’s deputies are dismissive of some crimes and not interested in filing reports. Indeed, the weekly crime summary newsletter does not include a situation in which a resident of Formosa Avenue has hit in the head last week by a man wielding an iron bar as he tried to repossess the Formosa resident’s car. Another resident has complained that Sheriff’s deputies refused to file assault charges against his former husband, who invaded his house with an ice pick and threatened neighbors with it. The weekly report will include only crimes that Sheriff’s deputies recognize and not those called out by local residents.

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CLM
CLM
4 years ago

Why is this OK?!: “Indeed, the weekly crime summary newsletter does not include a situation in which a resident of Formosa Avenue has hit in the head last week by a man wielding an iron bar as he tried to repossess the Formosa resident’s car. Another resident has complained that Sheriff’s deputies refused to file assault charges against his former husband, who invaded his house with an ice pick and threatened neighbors with it. The weekly report will include only crimes that Sheriff’s deputies recognize and not those called”

Coe Holbrook
Coe Holbrook
4 years ago

Yep, they’re a bureaucracy over there at San Vicente and Santa Monica all right, and like all good bureaucracies, the easiest and safest answer is, “No.” This is no more truer than in the time and effort it takes to file a report, and then once in the system, for those responsible to actually follow up. Something that would help would be a City Hall email and phone number where citizens can call if they’re getting a lazy deputy or the system is stuck, and when once called or emailed, the citizen is guaranteed a return call and even given… Read more »