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Homicide Investigations in Los Angeles

An Analysis of Solved and Unsolved Cases, 1990-2010


Project Description

An extensive homicide database created by the FBI and the LAPD called the Homicide Library System (HLS) includes extensive information from “Murder Books.” The database includes optically scanned homicide information that covers a 21-year period (1990-2010). JSS analyzed 4,111 LAPD Murder Books that included 4,237 murder victims. 

Project Products

  • Homicide Investigations in Los Angeles Executive Summary and Los Angeles 1990-2010 Presentation.

  • Situational and Victim Correlates of Increased Case Fatality Rates in Los Angeles Shootings, 2005–2021

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