10/09/2008

Gangs blamed in half of San Diego homicides

By Kristina Davis
San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Nearly half the homicides with known motives in San Diego County last year were at the hands of gangs, according to a study looking at victims and suspects of violent crime.

Investigators were able to determine a motive in 88 of the 105 homicides in the county last year. Of those 88, 41 were attributed to gang activity, according to a study released Tuesday by the San Diego Association of Governments.

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