Kern County Homicide Rates Drop

The Kern County District Attorney says the number of homicides dropped in 2019According to a report released by the DA’s office, Kern County saw 90 homicides this year, compared to 101 in 2018. The DA says that’s an 11-percent drop year over year. DA Cynthia Zimmer said no one factor contributed to the drop, but she did credit her department’s renewed focus on solving homicides. She added that most of the homicides are gang related and her office has made gang-busting a priority.