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Violent Crime on the Rise in L.A.'s Koreatown

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Violent Crime on the Rise in L.A.'s Koreatown

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Violent Crime on the Rise in L.A.'s Koreatown

Violent Crime on the Rise in L.A.'s Koreatown

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Homicides, rapes, and other crimes are on the rise in Koreatown, just west of downtown Los Angeles. The neighborhood has a history of interracial tension, and the recent wave of crime is straining relations between police officers and Korean residents.

KQED's Rob Schmitz reports.