http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-crime28apr28,1,7320462.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dcalifornia The homicide rate in California's largest cities and counties climbed nearly 11 percent in 2002 while major crimes also rose 3.8 percent, says the state attorney general's office. Although the homicide total was lower than at its peak in the early 1990s, there were 1,842 reported killings in 2002 – 179 more than during the year before. Los Angeles' homicide numbers . . .
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