New reports show the growing presence of "dangerous" homeless encampments along Venice, California.
The famed boardwalk in Venice, California, has reportedly turned into a large homeless encampment, and fed-up residents are calling for action, according to the New York Post. Venice residents claim there has been a series of increased crimes and drug use in the area, and are demanding the city implement change for the area.
Over the past five years, the homeless population has increased by 50% in Venice, according to a report from the Luskin Center for History and Policy at UCLA. It was also reported that over 200 tents have occupied the boardwalk since the beginning of the pandemic, and LAPD numbers showed violent robberies increasing by 177%, and the number of cases of assault with a deadly weapon involving a homeless person up by 162%.
New footage from Santa Monica Studios' Who is destroying Venice? shows inside look at Venice in the midst of a growing homeless population.
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