Los Angeles Homicide Rate Down 4 PercentFigures released Wednesday show there were 282 reported homicides, down 4 percent from 2016. This past year is the seventh year in a row that Los Angeles has had a murder rate of less than 300.
Puerto Rico Fears Post-Maria Murder Surge: 11 Days, 32 SlainOfficials say 32 people have been slain in hurricane-battered Puerto Rico in the first 11 days of the year, double the number killed over the same period in 2017.
California's Gun-Related Homicide Rate UpThere were 1,368 gun-related homicides in 2016, up by about 200 from 2014, when such killings fell to a historic low, the California Department of Justice said.
Homicide Rate In Los Angeles Lowest Since 1967Officials say the homicide rate in Los Angeles last year was the lowest in more than four decades.