The State

Homicides in California increased slightly for the first time in four years during 1984, Atty. Gen. John Van de Kamp reported. The attorney general's report showed the homicide rate increased 1% to 10.6 per 100,000. The report also said that between 1975 and 1984, forcible rapes increased 12%, robberies rose 18.2% and aggravated assaults increased 20.8%.

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