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On Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, The Times launched a new version of the Homicide Report. You have arrived at the old blog.

Readers can no longer post new comments on this site, but we encourage you to join the conversation on our new site. The updated Homicide Report features an interactive map and searchable database of the more than 2,600 homicides in L.A. County since January 2007, when Times' reporter Jill Leovy first started this blog with the goal of covering each one.

Comments prior to Jan. 26 will, at least for now, remain archived here, with links provided in the new database.

If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail, and we will do our best to respond.

-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce

A note to our readers ...

November 13, 2008 |  9:37 am

The Homicide Report is going on a hiatus.

We hope to resume chronicling L.A. County's homicide victims soon.

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Comments (223)

I just found out you even had this feature, just in time to find that it has been canceled. It is the only one that deals with NEWS, besides the drugs and theft taking place in the halls of local government. No wonder you canceled it.

Bring the report back!!!!!! This is the kind of info people really need to know to know what to look out for in their neighborhoods. It also paints the real picture of what is wrong with our immediate society. Only by knowing the details and facts can corrections be made and justice supported.

There is so much going on in this world, especially in Los Angeles County. Don't we have a right to know what is going on in our neighborhoods? There has been so much going on the last 2 r 3 months. The news only reports on a small percentage of it, so where r we suppose 2 find out of the rest of the homocides going on in our county. I am so upset that this super informative blog is on "hiatus". I have been looking at this blog everyday for the last year. I was upset that I didn't find out about it when it first started. Then when I got really got into it, the stories slowed down, then stopped altogether. Can someone please be straight with us and lets know if the blog is really coming back and if it isn't be real with us and let us know its a wrap.

Whats the matter with the LA Times? Can't this paper do anything right? If a crime blog is not important local news, what is ? This world has gone crazy.
Fold this fish wrapper already and put us all out of our misery.

What the heck? Next, LA Times is going to tell us that Manny shouldn't be a dodger. Are you guys trying to sell yourselves to the McCourts or someone else from the east coast or something?

LA Times....what's the deal? This used to be a good blog, very informative, and you just cancelled just like that. There is plenty of other blogs that are not as important. It must be POLITICS monopolizing the system again. Make some phone calls, pull some strings, but bring it back.

To those of you lamenting about the passing of this blog,

It is unfortunate that this blog is "on hiatus", but the reality is that your "right" to know doesn't outweigh the economics of running this blog.

In case you haven't been paying attention to the TV industry, "on hiatus" is the new "cancelled". The networks are thinking that "cancelled" is too harsh a term, so we're "giving the show a break". Well, this terminology has apparently trickled into other forms of the media.

For TV shows, it's just a matter of looking at the ratings to cut through the double speak. In this case, the Times has not been too secretive about the financial troubles they have been having as web media has been dominating print media.

It has been well publicized that the Times has laid off over 200 people since this past summer, and another 75 were slated to be let go this past October. It may not be a coincidence that Jill's (Leovy) departure from her creation came at a time layoffs were announced. While it appeared that her job (temporarily?) survived, her skills were needed elsewhere, and hopefully so were Ruben's. I say hopefully because the alternative is that he's no longer working for the Times.

Bottom line is that if you want a "homicide blog", you may have to make it yourself. I hope this one hasn't run its course. Bye and Good Luck

Okay, enough already. It's time to get back to work on this now. We miss you and appreciate what you were doing here with this report.

PLEASE BIG THE HOMICIDE REPORT BACK. You are doing Los Angeles a great sevice by providing the details of homicides in our neighborhoods. We hear the sirens, see the crime scenes, and dont have a clue what has happened in our own backyards. The residents in the community depend on LA Times because there is no other outlet for this information. Please bring the Homicide Report back to publication...

The homicide rport is on of the best features of the LA Times, and I hope it is brought back. Even though I am from Texas(and have never been to California) I always go to the LA times web site to read about what is going on in LA. Even though we all might live thousands of miles apart we are all Americans. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have lost friends or love ones to violence. Hang in there and stay tuff LA, together WE can keep this blog alive for all those who have lost there lives due to violence. Not only in LA but in all of America and for all of our soldiers oversees fighting for our freedom. Without our freedom this blog would not even exist. Thank You, Brian

What happened to the homicide report?! Bring it back! I really appreciated the care that was taken in writing about each victim.

This is making readers angry.
We need the news from our community.
This blog was great and made me a subscriber.

Bring it back or you're going to lose a lot of readers!

hope you guys bring this back... its the only "blog" that has any importance

When will this hiatus be over?

It really saddens me to see this blog discontinued. It put names and faces to the sirens and helicopters we see daily in South Central LA. When my sisters 14 year old friend was shot on our block, this blog was the only place we saw any mention of his death. The homicide blog provided crucial information to our community and I hope to see it back up and running soon.

Please take into consideration that us readers really really did find this a good asset to our community to keep us involved as to what is going around us. Please consider keeping this up for all of us!! Thanks!!!:)

My cousin was killed in Compton on Sunday and it wasn't important enough to make the news, the newspaper or any other media outlet. I could count on LATImes Homicide Report to give us somewhere to voice our grieve. So much for that... If it's the money, I can make a donation to the cause.

I guess with 300 more layoffs at the Times next month that is probably why it is going on hold. Who knows if the people who maintain this will still be here.

Please bring back this service... it is very helpful and important to the community

it may be a good thing that you have stopped sensationalizing the acts of these idiots maybe the murder rate will go down because of it...maybe the blog was contributing to the crime element it reported about


Depriving the community of this great public service is absurd and seriously detrimental. How are white people in areas not suffering from the effects of gang violence and black on black/black on brown/brown on brown/brown on black violence and, in my opinion, assisted suicide, ever going to vote for more GOOD policing if they don't think there's a problem?! Reporting is ESSENTIAL to helping prevent these lives from being lost. The blog was the ONLY place these crimes were being reported. Therefore it is deeply unconscionable and irresponsible to discontinue the Homicide Report. Worse than that, it's a horrible mistake. Let's see some private people step in to continue it on an independent website if the LATimes is too idiotic to make homicide more of a priority than stupid entertainment articles, which seem to be 50% of the paper at this point.

This is tragic. 99% of the time, you are the only voice these victims ever have. Without you, they would go unnoticed.

"change in paradigms".

Thats right ..... dont report on anything controversial. Lets keep the public in the dark.

In fact, if it isnt happening, then obviously the problem is solved. I think then we can safely slash spending and congradualte each other on a job well done.

BTW, dont you think the victims deserve to be treated as people, and not statistics?



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The Homicide Report is compiled using information from the Los Angeles County coroner's office, local law enforcement agencies and the Los Angeles Times. It is written by Times staff writers.

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