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LAPD statistics illustrate the 'nature of homicide in Los Angeles'
LAPD statistics illustrate the 'nature of homicide in Los Angeles'

Sunday and Monday were the deadliest days of the week in Los Angeles in 2014. April saw the most killings; January and February the least. More people were killed with a firearm than any other weapon. Those statistics and others compiled by the Los Angeles Police Department offer a deeply detailed look at the 260 homicides that occurred in Los Angeles last year. The report breaks down everything from which LAPD division saw the largest increase (77th Street in South L.A.) to where the killings occurred (streets were the most common location, followed by sidewalks). LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the report will help shape the department's strategy in the coming year. "This is a...

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