LAPD's public map omits 40 percent of '09 crimes


By Ben Welsh and Doug Smith
Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department's online crime map intended for public use has failed to include nearly 40% of serious crimes reported in the city, a Times analysis has found.

The omissions, which date back at least six months, include thousands of crimes known to LAPD officials and are included in their official crime statistics.

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