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L.A. has rare weekend with no killings

August 24, 2010 |  4:11 pm

Los Angeles enjoyed a rare weekend without a homicide last week, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday.

Beck touted the stretch without a killing, which included Friday, during his weekly briefing to the Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday.

Officials could not say when the last weekend passed without a homicide, but figures from the Los Angeles Times’ Homicide Report show that weekend days experience significantly more killings than weekdays.

The 200 homicides recorded in the city so far this year mark a nearly 5% decline in the pace of killing over the historic lows posted by the department last year. All other serious crime categories were down as well, resulting in an overall 12% drop in violent crimes and 6% drop in property crimes.

-- Joel Rubin at LAPD headquarters