- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An audit describes efforts by the city of Los Angeles to deal with domestic violence are disjointed, inconsistent and do not include all the elements of a successful program.

City Controller Ron Galperin released the audit Thursday, saying he doesn’t usually advocate spending more money but the programs have to be a priority and more money must be committed to them.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1j5738U ) the city spent $3.2 million on domestic violence programs, including intervention efforts, education programs and shelters, in fiscal year 2013-14.

Los Angeles police respond to an average of 48,000 domestic violence calls each year. Police filed more than 15,000 reports and made 6,100 arrests for domestic violence last year.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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