Request #20-3147

Dear Sir or Madam: 

We would like to request the following information for an article we will be publishing: 

Number of requests for assistance with domestic violence received by the LAPD for the following periods of time:

March 15,2019 – May 20, 2019, and

March 15,2020 – May 20, 2020 

We are working on a short deadline so would appreciate your kind assistance in obtaining these statistics as soon as possible. 

Thank you in advance for whatever you may be able to do. 


 Neal Koch

Deputy Editor

Los Angeles Business Journal

11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 350

Los Angeles, CA 90025





May 21, 2020 via web


Police Department (LAPD)





Point of Contact

LAPD Sr Analyst Alexis N1685

Request Published Public
May 22, 2020, 4:00pm
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Dear Requester:


We reviewed your request for domestic violence-related Calls for Service information.


Your request was made under the California Public Records Act (the Act). The Department is cognizant of its responsibilities under the Act. It recognizes the statutory scheme was enacted to maximize citizen access to the workings of government. The Act does not mandate disclosure of all documents within the government’s possession. Rather, by specific exemption and reference to other statutes, the Act recognizes that there are boundaries where the public’s right to access must be balanced against such weighty considerations as the right of privacy, a right of constitutional dimension under California Constitution, Article 1, Section 1. The law also exempts from disclosure records that are privileged or confidential or otherwise exempt under either express provisions of the Act or pursuant to applicable federal or state law, per California Government Code Sections 6254(b); 6254(c); 6254(f); 6254(k); and 6255.


Calls for Service data is readily available at the City's Open Data portal located at (Public Safety).  There are datasets for all Calls for Service by year.  You can export the entire dataset or filter within for specific time periods and conditions, such as all Call_Type_Codes that contain "domestic violence," or variations thereof such as "dom."  The datasets for the time period you are interested in are found at the following links:






If you have any questions, please respond to this email.




LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit


May 22, 2020, 3:59pm
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Police Department (LAPD)
May 21, 2020, 3:56pm
Request Opened Public
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May 21, 2020, 3:56pm