For the first time since 1970, there were fewer than 400 homicides last year in Los Angeles, even though the population is up by a million. It's hard to call that many killings good news, but the number is one third what it was in 1992. Also, late night talk shows are going back on the air but only one has a deal with the Writers' Guild.
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Last year, the number of homicides in Los Angeles dropped to one-third what it was in 1992. Three hundred ninety-two murders is nothing to cheer about, but it's 17.6% fewer than last year. LA isn't the only place where homicides have declined. New York had a good year in 2007, as did Chicago.