The Los Angeles Police Department has been working major overtime this holiday season.

Los Angeles has become an fiery bed for thefts, smash-and-grab incidents, follow-home robberies and more in recent months.

Crime has always been evident in the “City of Angels,” but this year it has drastically increased.

One LAPD Detective is speaking out about the chaos overtaking the city, even comparing it to the action-horror film, “The Purge.”

The Purge” centers around a dystopian society where one day out of every year ANYTHING GOES for 24-hours.

On Monday, December 6, McBride appeared on FOX News and said he’s telling people “don’t visit because we don't think we can keep you safe right now.”

When comparing LA to “The Purge” he said, “instead of 24 hours to commit your crime, they have 365 days.”

LAPD Police Chief, Michael Moore, reports homicides have gone up 50% since 2019 and aggravated assaults have gone up about 16%.

According to Moore, nearly 200 robberies were reported last week alone.