Homicides in Los Angeles have increased by 250% from last week with a 56% jump in shootings, the Los Angeles Police Department reported on Tuesday.
The statistics overlap the time period of the violent protests in response to the death of George Floyd, from the week of May 31 to June 6,
Los Angeles has also had four new shootings over the last 24 hours, including one which was a homicide, according to the LAPD.
The account for LAPD headquarters tweeted:
"The week of 5/31 to 6/6, homicides went up 250% and victims shot went up 56% compared to the previous week. The past 24 hrs has seen 4 shootings, one of those resulting in a homicide. Detectives are following leads to ID & arrest the suspects—but we’re also asking for your help."
The unrest around the United States erupted after Floyd, a black man, died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
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