Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office Spokesman Capt. Stacy Spell on Los Angeles Reaching 300 Homicides so Far in 2020 – This Hasn’t Happened in More than a Decade.

November 22, 2020
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It’s tragic.

  • Both shootings and killings have increased in one of America’s largest cities.
  • During the 1980s/1990s, Los Angeles experienced more than 1,000 homicides during certain years – but since 2009, homicides were below 300.
  • Why It Matters: This is not only noteworthy in the city of Los Angeles but a trend seen in other large U.S. cities have experienced an increase in homicides in 2020, including NYC and Chicago.

by Jenna Lee,