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November 11, 1988|Clipboard researched by Henry Rivero / Los Angeles Times

The number of reported willful homicides in Orange County declined last year from the previous year, as did the rate per 100,000 residents. In addition, the percentage of homicides that were resolved rose. Here's a look at the trend over the last decade:

Rate per Reported 100,000 Homicides Resolution Year Homicides Residents Resolved Rate 1987 90 4.1 66 73.3 1986 108 5.0 75 69.4 1985 115 5.4 71 61.7 1984 102 4.9 67 65.7 1983 100 4.9 62 62.0 1982 83 4.1 64 77.1 1981 96 4.9 85 88.5 1980 113 5.8 70 61.9 1979 91 4.8 72 79.1 1978 77 4.2 46 59.7 10-YEAR TOTAL 975 * 97.5 638 65.4

* 10-year average, not rate per 100,000

Source: California Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Statistics

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