LAPD Base Case

By Elizabeth Bennett  |  Posted 2006-02-07 Email Print this article Print

Serious crime is down in the nation's second-largest city. A big reason for the drop: LAPD's use of an analytics system to tailor its enforcement strategies.

LAPD Base Case

Headquarters: Parker Center, 150 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 847-0080
Business: Prevent crime and improve the quality of life for 3.8 million residents of Los Angeles.
Chief Information Officer: Tim Riley
Financials: $1.03 billion budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005.
Challenge: Protect 465 square miles with 9,300 police officers. Reduce crime more than 5% for the third year in a row.

  • Reduce violent and property crimes by 8% in 2006, from 140,601 crimes in 2005.
  • Increase the number of hidden cameras in the Skid Row area of downtown from 20 to 68.
  • Increase the number of police officers from 9,302 to 9,552.

Senior Writer
Elizabeth has been writing and reporting at Baselinesince its inaugural issue. Most recently, Liz helped Fortune 500 companies with their online strategies as a customer experience analyst at Creative Good. Prior to that, she worked in the organization practice at McKinsey & Co. She holds a B.A. from Vassar College.

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