Los Angeles Arrests

The Los Angeles Herald would publish a simple tally of the various types of arrests that occurred each month in the city of Los Angeles. Here I'll record a table of those tally's to get an idea of the logistics of crime in that city.

Crime Aug 1884 Oct 1887 Total
Assault to kill 1 5 6
Assault w/ deadly weapon 2 4 6
Bathing in zanja 4 - 4
Battery 4 2 6
Begging on street 2 - 2
Burglary 5 3 8
Carrying weapons 1 7 8
Crime against nature 2 1 3
Cruelty to animals - 1 1
Cruelty to children - 1 1
Discharging fire arms 3 - 3
Disorderly conduct 17 - 17
Disturbing the peace 20 6 26
Drunk 20 194 214
Drunk and disorderly 30 - 30
Drunk to sober - 31 31
Embezzlement 1 1 2
Fighting 1 25 26
Forgery 1 - 1
For medical treatment 1 - 1
Gambling 7 33 40
Grand Larceny 3 4 7
Horses left on street - 18 18
Impounded animals 2 - 2
Indecent exposure - 3 3
Keeping disorderly house 1 - 1
Lodging in jail 6 60 66
Lost children 2 - 2
Maintaining a nuisance 2 - 2
Medical treatment - 13 13
Misdemeanor 15 1 16
Obtaining money under false pretense - 1 1
On suspicion - 2 2
Passing bogus coin 1 - 1
Peddling with no license 2 - 2
Petty Larceny 8 7 15
Prostitution - 14 14
Residing in house of ill-fame 2 - 2
Resisting officer - 1 1
Sick in the street 4 - 4
Soliciting - 10 10
Stealing newspapers 1 - 1
Trespass 7 - 7
Vagrancy 15 8 23
Violating butcher's ordinance 1 - 1
Violating hitching ordinance 4 - 4
Violating fire ordinance 5 - 5
Violation of city ordinance 2 36 38
Visiting houses of prostitution - 8 8
Witness 3 4 7
Total 205 506 711
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