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Murders Spike 10% in California

The number of murders in California jumped nearly ten percent from 2014 to 2015, according to the annual Homicide in California report released today by the Bureau of Criminal Information and Analysis. A total of 1861 people were murdered in state in 2015, up from 1697 in 2014, a 9.7% increase.  Due to an increase in population, that works out to a 9.1% increase in murders per 100,000 population.

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