Thursday, September 11, 2008
'H' word for August
Really, nothing new to report. The distribution of homicides has remained the same since the start of the year, with the San Gabriel Valley and the San Bernardino area consistently showing higher numbers than Pomona Valley. Of the cities in Pomona Valley, Pomona shows the most homicides with 2 for the month of August. San Dimas, Upland, and Chino Hills each experienced one.
For the year, Rancho and Claremont appear to be homicide free. Ontario is also having a great year, with two homicides, one of which was an officer-involved shooting. I've recorded 10 homicides in Pomona (not including the murder of Eileen Nicole Orta, whose body was found in a van in Pomona Civic Center parking lot). At this rate, Pomona would reach 15 by the end of 2008. Based on the last 23 years of data from the US Department of Justice, Pomona has never had less than 16 homicides, and the city's homicide count has dropped below 20 only six times.
Combined map of June, July, and August.