The Sheriff's Department relies on information provided by inhabitants. "If you see something suspicious, call it in," he said. "Don't be afraid. That's our job. We need everybody's help."Statistical massage:
Methodology used in tabulating crime rates could present a misleading picture because crimes are calculated by occurrence per 10,000 residents. An artificially low number of city inhabitants in the divisor produces a higher rate, making Weho appear more crime-dense than it really is.No wonder WeHo's a madhouse. 70,000 weasels (half of them wage-slavin' squares, replaced by a night shift of suburban scumbag/wknd. hippie types) stuffed into 1.9 miles2, twice the announced residents. Not to mention the steady stream of Angelenos on all the surface streets, the residents of WeHo's neighbor to the west, Beverly Hills, having some time ago successfully NIMBY'd a freeway for the area.
West Hollywood's population is about 36,000, but with a daytime population boost of about 30,000 office workers on weekdays and 35,000 to 40,000 nightlife patrons replacing those daytime employees, the number of people present within the city's borders stays consistent at about 70,000, not counting special events, protests, tourists or the weekend club scene on Sunset Boulevard.
For some events and marches, the numbers can swell into the hundreds of thousands.
Which leads to the other amusing massage:
West Hollywood made no improvements in auto theft, which is also attributable to the city's character, in Smith's estimation. "Most of our community is pretty well off and the bad guys look for nice cars," he said. "Some of them are experts from car theft rings. They can steal a car in 10 seconds."Here the schadenfreude is piled high & deep, as it is these same can't-be-seen-from-the-street garages, missing a wall, that will collapse in the next seismic event big enough to cause that sort of thing.
Smith explained that a strong sheriff's presence cannot always prevent such thieves because of the city's prevalence of underground parking structures, which are out of the view of patrolling deputies.
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