The Los Angeles Police Department's crime-tracking website has been omitting thousands of violent crimes. 40% of crimes reported so far in 2009 are not included in the public website.
LAPD officials claim a programming error caused the omission.
"Among the 19,000 incidents between Jan. 1 and June 13 that do not appear at lapdcrimemaps.org:
* 26 homicides
* 137 rapes
* 10,766 personal, vehicle or other nonviolent thefts
In one of those rapes, a man hid in the back of a woman's car, forced her to drive to an abandoned North Hollywood apartment and assaulted her. It was the kind of incident that residents of the neighborhood around Sherman Way and Kester Avenue would have wanted to know about."
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