Homicides Drop to Levels Not Seen since 1967

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For the first time in more than four decades, Los Angeles is on track to end the year with fewer than 300 homicides, the lowest number of killings since 1967 when the population was 30 percent smaller. According to the Los Angeles Times, in 1992, the year of the LA riots, when tensions between police and low income parts of the city were at their height, there were 1,092 killings. In 2010 there have been 291 so far. Freelance journalist Celeste Fremon is author of G-Dog and the Homeboys.




Sara Terry