California homicides jumped 31% last year, state report says

There were 2,202 homicides last year, 523 more than in 2019. The state’s homicide rate also rose from 4.2 to 5.5 homicides per 100,000 people.

2020 had the most homicides since 2007 – when 2,258 people were killed – and the rate was the highest since 2008, according to the new reports from the California Department of Justice.

CHULA VISTA POLICE SERVE ANOTHER SEARCH WARRANT AT HOME OF MISSING CALIFORNIA MOTHER MAYA MILLETE

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's official works on the scene after three young children were found dead in a bedroom at a residence in East Los Angeles, Monday, June 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s official works on the scene after three young children were found dead in a bedroom at a residence in East Los Angeles, Monday, June 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

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