California Homicide Total Up 8 Percent Last Year

Print More California’s murder total jumped by nearly 8 percent last year, and the overall crime rate increased slightly as compared to 2001, says the Associated Press. In 2002, aggravated assaults fell 4.8 percent, continuing a downward trend from the previous year. But homicides jumped 7.9 percent, and motor vehicle thefts rose 8.6 percent, according
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