Inside the Watts curfew zone

On Saturday, Aug. 14, 1965, California Lt. Gov. Glenn Anderson declared this curfew area in South Los Angeles. It was a crime for most people to be on the streets after 8 p.m. inside the 46.5-square-mile zone.

This map was included in the McCone Commission report published Dec. 2, 1965. It documents and tallies the destruction that raged over six days.

The data was compiled by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Office along with police agencies from Pasadena, Long Beach, Pacoima, Compton and Venice. Some of the totals listed in the map's original legend reflect incidents that occurred outside the curfew zone.

Death Death Damaged and/or burned Damaged Looted Looted Looted, damaged and/or burned Looted and damaged Looted, damaged and/or burned Destroyed Public buildings that were damaged or destroyed Public buildings that were damaged or destroyed