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  • Number of killings surges in some California communities

    Los Angeles Times - 01/10/2014

    riminologists said that upticks in Pomona and Riverside County are hard to explain, but that it is far too early to declare any major trends. In smaller communities, localized issues such as gang disputes and reduced police patrols can result in more homicides. Often it can take time for police to create strategies that bring down the violence, they said.

    “Homicides are often just a matter of inches about where a shot goes,” said James Alan Fox, professor of criminology at Northeastern University.