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California's new Attorney General Kamala Harris had some good news to report Tuesday.
Her office released new figures that show the homicide rate in California has reached its lowest level since 1966.
Harris was quick to give credit to officers on the streets.
"The decline in homicides and other violent crimes reflects the tireless efforts of our peace officers," Harris said.
The new stats were compiled from 89 agencies across the state and showed overall the number of violent crimes declined 6-percent in 2010.
Specific crime stats:
The AG press release noted one troubling figure concerning gangs. The number of gang-related homicides between 2008 and 2009 increased 18-percent and gangs were a contributing factor in nearly 40-percent of all homicides in California.
Also worth noting:
You can get all of these stats, plus a deeper dive into the data at this link.