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Just the Facts, Ma'am 

Everything you wanted to know about the LAPD

Wednesday, Sep 4 2002
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LAPD’s budget for the fiscal year 2000–2001: $835,934,537

Number of officers LAPD is below its budgeted size: 1,100

Number of LAPD officers as of June 13, 2002: 9,022

Number of LAPD officers in 1980: 6,752

Number of LAPD officers in 1893: 93

Number of officers on LAPD’s first police force: 6

Percentage of female LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 18.9

Percentage of female LAPD officers in 1980: 2.6

Number of female officers in 1910: 1

Percentage of male African-American LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 13.5

Percentage of male African-American LAPD officers in 1980: 6.8

Percentage of female African-American LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 3.0

Percentage of female African-American LAPD officers in 1980: 0.3

Percentage of Latino LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 34.2

Percentage of Latino LAPD officers in 1980: 10.7

Percentage of Latina LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 6.3

Percentage of Latina LAPD officers in 1980: 0.2

Percentage of Asian LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 5.4

Percentage of Asian LAPD officers in 1980: 1.1

Percentage of male Native American LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 0.4

Percentage of male Native American LAPD officers in 1980: 0.2

Percentage of female Native American LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 0.1

Percentage of Native American LAPD officers in 1980: 0

Percentage of Filipino LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 1.5

Percentage of Filipino LAPD officers in 1980: 0.2

Number of officers on the streets of L.A. as of June 18, 2002: 5,662

Number of civilians working for LAPD as of June 18, 2002: 3,088

Number of female deputy chiefs, out of five, as of June 3, 2002: 1

Number of female deputy chiefs, out of 11, in 1980: 0

Number of female assistant chiefs, out of three, as of June 3, 2002: 0

Number of female assistant chiefs, out of three, in 1980: 0

Number of African-American captains, out of 69, as of January 8, 2001: 9

Number of African-American sergeants, out of 1,083, as of January 8, 2001: 175

Number of Latino deputy chiefs, out of 9, as of January 8, 2001: 1

Number of Latino commanders, out of 21, as of January 8, 2001: 2

Number of LAPD patrol divisions: 18

Year LAPD had its first patrol car: 1914

Number of vehicles currently in LAPD fleet: 4,180

Number of undercover/unmarked vehicles: 1,376

Number of LAPD motorcycles: 359

Cost of a patrol car: $27,242.83

Patrol car average mileage per year: 18,000

Fuel used in 2001: 3,560,960.6 gallons

Number of vehicles, including undercover, purchased in 2001: 549

Number of unmarked/undercover vehicles purchased in 2001: 196

Average lifespan of a patrol car: 5 years

Year LAPD’s motorcycle speed squad was formed: 1913

Make of LAPD’s first patrol car: Oakland

Percentage of police-pursuit fatalities in California that involved LAPD from 1993 to 1995: 60.

Number of LAPD police pursuits in 1995: 816

Percentage of suspects hurt during police pursuits in 1995: 54.7

Percentage of officers hurt during police pursuits in 1995: 15

Percentage of police pursuits that resulted in crashes in 1995: 35.4

Out of 816 pursuits, number of chases that lasted 10 minutes or longer in 1995: 72

Number of police pursuits in 2000: 663

Number of police pursuits in 2001: 728

Number of civilians/suspects injured during police pursuits in 2001: 183

Number of officers injured (from complaint to broken bones) during police pursuits in 2001: 8

Number of officer-involved shooting incidents in 2001: 66

Number of civilians fatally shot by LAPD in 2001: 7

Number of incidents where a civilian was shot and wounded by LAPD in 2001: 15

Number of incidents where an officer was shot and wounded in 2001: 7

Number of officer-involved shooting incidents that resulted in no injuries in 2001: 13

Number of LAPD injury incidents with civilians that didn’t involve guns or hospitalization in 2001: 1,846

Number of shootings that involved off-duty officers in 2001: 10

Number of incidents where an LAPD officer’s gun went off accidentally in 2001: 11

Number of dogs that were shot by LAPD in 2001: 20

Number of cases in 2001 where an LAPD canine attacked a civilian and sent him/her to the hospital: 3

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