With less than two weeks left in the year, Los Angeles is on track to record its lowest homicide rate since 1970.
That year, 394 people were killed in the city as the war in Vietnam raged on and the Beatles called it quits.
of Dec. 15, 379 people had been killed in Los Angeles this year, with
about 200 of those incidents gang-related. The overall homicide rate is
down 17 percent from last year.