Los Angeles 1992 Riots: By the Numbers

Tellings the story of the LA riots through numbers and statistics

Length of George Holliday video of Rodney King beating: 9 minutes, 22 seconds

Number of Los Angeles Police Department sworn officers on trial: 4

Number of African-Americans on Simi Valley jury: 0

Days of jury deliberation: 7

Number of police officers acquitted: 4

Minutes between verdict announcement and crowd of 300 gathering outside courthouse: 30

Days of rioting: 6


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Number of California National Guard soldiers deployed: more than 10,000

Number of U.S. soldiers and Marines deployed: more than 3,500

Number of Deaths: at least 53

Number of Injuries: 2,383

Number of riot-related crimes reported: more than 16,000

Number of arrests: 12,111

Number of fires: 7,000

Estimated value of property damage: $1 billion

Number of LAPD officers indicted by a federal grand jury for civil rights violations: 4

Number of convictions in federal civil rights trial: 2

Number of acquittals in federal trial: 2

Months served in federal correctional camp by two convicted officers: 30

Amount awarded Rodney King in civil suit against the city of Los Angeles $3.8 million

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