USC researchers develop crime mapping project


Students and researchers at USC’s Spatial Science Institute are helping Los Angeles officials address crime in the city using data and location services. The project, titled “A Spatial Analysis of Street-level Crime Trends in L.A,” focuses on exploring how the locations of crimes are related to social and built environments using GeoHub, a mapping platform […]

Suspect identified in killing of USC professor


The suspect in the killing of USC professor Bosco Tjan has been identified as 28-year-old David Jonathan Brown, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Brown, a graduate student earning his doctorate in neuroscience at USC, was taken into custody after police responded to the 10th floor of the Seeley G. Mudd building at approximately […]

Masked men rob store near USC, officers report


Three men allegedly robbed the Smart and Final grocery store on Vermont Avenue on Monday night after tying up the store’s employees, KTLA reported. Sergeant V. Salguero of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Station said that the men were wearing “scary Halloween” masks and have yet to be identified, according to the City News […]

Woman found guilty in death of USC student


An 18-year-old woman was found guilty Thursday of the murder of USC graduate student Xinran Ji, who was killed during an attempted robbery off campus in 2014. Jurors convicted Alejandra Guerrero on all counts for charges of first-degree murder, second-degree attempted robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in Ji’s case. She was also found […]

Two suspects in usc robbery case are in custody


Two suspects have been arrested and taken into custody in connection with a robbery that took place in the early hours of Friday morning on the 1200 block of West Adams Boulevard, according to a statement released Saturday by the Department of Public Safety. The Los Angeles Police Department and DPS identified the suspects by […]