The homicide rate in Los Angeles is the lowest it’s been since 1967.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced there were 297 homicides in Los Angeles last year, a huge drop from the more than 1,000 slayings in 1992, the height of a massive drug epidemic.
“This achievement is particularly noteworthy given the state of the economy,” he said at a news conference. “You walk down downtown, you go to Hollywood, we all know — this isn’t hyperbole. It’s a changed place.”
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