California Department of Justice en California's murder rate drops <p>Earlier this week, the California Department of Justice released its annual report, &ldquo;Homicide in California.&rdquo; This most recent report, a good barometer for the state of violent crime, shows the homicide rate, now at 4.7 per 100,000 people, dropping for a fifth consecutive year to reach its lowest point since 1966. Other interesting facts from the report include:</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:31:01 +0000 Rina Palta 2450 at California's murder rate drops