Most dangerous neighborhoods

Americas Now

Crime is on the rise in the U.S. According to data collected by the CDC, between 2019 and 2020 the murder rate in the country went up by 30%, the largest increase in more than a century. Out of the 10 most dangerous neighborhoods in the country, 7 are in or around Los Angeles. Two veteran police officers have come to represent opposites approaches to the problem or, rather, to the solution. One is a vocal supporter of harsher sentences and increases to the police force, and has even called for tourists to abstain from visiting the city. The other, now the top prosecutor in town, is pushing for a more humane approach, changing the focus from prison terms to social programs. Mike Kirsch went to Los Angeles and spoke to both.