© Larry Harnisch 2005

Facts and Figures for 1947

The U.S. president is Harry S. Truman

The governor of California is Earl Warren

The mayor of Los Angeles is Fletcher Bowron

The Los Angeles police chief is Clemence C.B. Horrall

The population of Los Angeles County is 3.6 million

The population of the city of Los Angeles is 1.9 million

The area of the city of Los Angeles is 452.27 square miles

Number of sworn police officers is 4,333

Number of homicides is 119, up from 116 in 1946

Homicides constitute 0.2% of all reported crimes, in contrast to 0.8% of crimes reported nationally

Number of unsolved homicides is 15, down from 19 in 1946

Of the 119 homicide victims in 1947:



53
were white
52
were black
13
were Mexican
01
was Asian




Reasons for Murders
46
Quarrel, heat of argument not involving sex
16
Justifiable self-defense
12
No reason stated
10
Citizen killed by bandit
05
Woman killed by man, involving sex
05
Man killed by man, involving sex
05
Other reasons
04
Finances
04
Fratricide
03
Bystander watching a fight
02
Man killed by woman, involving sex
02
Police officer killed by criminal
02
Woman killed by woman, involving sex
01
Child killed by parent
01
Mercy slaying
01
Organized gang
119
Total Homicides




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