Best Home Security Companies in Los Angeles
HistoryThe Los Angeles area has a rich native-american and Spanish history. It was claimed as Spanish territory in 1542. It remained in Spanish control as a mission until the Mexican independence in 1821, and become American Territory in 1847. Railroads arrived in Los Angeles in 1876 with the completion of the Southern Pacific line. Oil was discovered there in 1892 and by 1923 it was the countries largest oil producer.
Los Angeles is home to 113 accredited colleges and universities, including such prestigious institutions as the University of Southern California (USC), UCLA, Pepperdine University, Occidental College, Loyola Marymount University and the Art Center College of Design. Nicknamed the "City of Angels", Los Angeles is a global city with a diverse economy in entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine and research. It has been ranked sixth in the Global Cities Index and 9th Global Economic Power Index.
PopulationAccording to the 2010 census, the city of Los Angeles has a population of 3,792,621, with a population density of 8,092 people per square mile. The greater LA metropolitan area has a total population of 13 million residents.
Crime RatesLos Angeles is among the top cities with the highest crime rates in the nation. For every 100,000 residents, 491 will experience violent crime, 6.7 will be murdered, 29 raped, 203 robbed, 252 assaulted, 2,128 will be victims of property crime, 386 will be burglarized and 1,389 will be victims of larceny/theft.
Los Angeles’ crime index, last year, dipped below 300 compared to the National average crime index of 319.1. In addition, Los Angeles had almost 17,300 burglaries last year and over 53,000 thefts.
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