October 20, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police at Los Angeles International Airport reported a 17 percent increase in the number of arrests last year, as the total number of crimes jumped along with the volume of passengers who used LAX.
Airport officials released crime statistics Monday that show crime spiked 10 percent in 2013. There were 1,569 criminal incidents, compared to 1,425 in 2012.
Police made 1,235 arrests in 2013, compared to 1,057 two years ago - an increase of 178.
So-called Part One crimes - violent and property violations - were up 37 percent. That includes the Nov. 1 shooting death of a federal transportation security officer and the wounding of three others.
Passenger volume at LAX increased nearly 4.4 percent in 2013. Nearly 66.5 million travelers used the airport, up an additional 2.8 million in 2012.
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