Los Angeles as home to the entertainment industry attracts large numbers of high profile visitors each year in addition to those already resident in the city. Whilst certain well-known parts of the city are home to the wealthy, Los Angeles still retains certain neighborhoods with high crime rates and gang/drugs related violence and a growing homeless population. This has broadly seen an uptick in crime over the past few years. The overall risk to executive visitors is low but care must always be taken to not enter unwittingly a less permissive area by any traveling party less familiar with the city and its dynamics. LAPD reported 294 homicides in the city for 2016.
High profile visitors and executive travelers should be aware of extensive traffic and congestion issues across the city and the impact that may cause to schedules and plans when visiting the city. Furthermore those visitors likely to attract public attention from media sources, paparazzi or fans may be wise to consider dedicated transport and security providers to reduce the risk of disruption or compromise to plans and of unwanted attention.
As with all major Cities LA boasts many high-risk neighborhoods and areas that should be avoided at all times.
Please contact us to speak with an ExecSecure Consultant for local, best practice methodology, and advice regarding what vehicles, security and set-up to consider. The threat situation changes constantly and personal risk tolerances and situations change between clients.