Friday, January 4, 2013

Killings of youths tied to child protection system soar in 2006

December 23, 2006|Sharon Bernstein | Times Staff Writer



Seventy-nine children with ties to Los Angeles County's child protection system were victims of homicide during the first 11 months of this year, prompting concern among child welfare advocates who say the county must do more to protect at-risk youths.

The 79 homicides were more than twice the 37 at-risk children slain in all of 2005, and accounted for nearly half of all juvenile homicides countywide. Most of the 79 killings were believed to have been gang-related.

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