568 serious crimes committed in 2019
By Sam Catanzaro
At the January Brentwood Community Council (BCC) meeting, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Senior Lead Officer Matt Kirk, who has replaced Officer Maria Gray as Brentwood’s area rep, gave a presentation recapping the year in crime for Brentwood.
Overall, Part 1 (serious) crimes were down by 20 percent, with 568 incidents occurring in 2019 compared to 710 in 2018. According to Officer Kirk, Part I crime was down 13.4 percent across all of West Los Angeles in 2019.
“Please keep in mind that these reductions are in addition to the reductions the previous year! The Brentwood community was the only community in the West LA area that consistently had reductions in crime the year before, in 2018. So it is a considerable feat!” Kirk said.