There have been 42 homicides in Kern County so far in 2017.
There were 98 homicides in Kern County in 2016.
275%African-Americans were 2.75 times more likely to be homicide victims.
4%of all homicides in 2016 were officer-involved shootings
15%of all homicides in 2015 were officer-involved shootings.
67%of all homicides in 2016 remain unsolved.
60%of all homicides in 2015 remain unsolved.
The coroner rules a death to be a homicide when the death is "at the hands of another."
The term "homicide" includes deaths from murder and justifiable self-defense.
The term "homicide" does not include accidents or vehicle deaths.
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Homicide Tracker Reports
Kern is on course to set a bloody record for homicides. Since 2000, more than a thousand local …
An ongoing list of the homicides that have taken place in Kern County since 2015
KGET News' interactive map plots where homicides have occurred in Kern County and provides details …
Since 2000, more than a thousand Kern County residents have been victims of homicide.
Here are a list of some of the Frequently Asked Questions regarding this site and the homicides in …
Kern County Homicides
Since 2000, there has been an average of 73.1 homicides per year in Kern County.
Kern's record for homicides is 98 in 2009 and 2016.
Homicide by race, 2016
- 47% Hispanic
- 22% White
- 22% Black
- 7% Unknown
- 1% American Indian
- 1% East Indian
Victim cause of death, 2016
- 58% Gunshot wound
- 11% Stab wound
- 8% Blunt force trauma
- 8% Asphyxia
- 8% Undisclosed
- 4% Officer-involved shooting
- 2% Miscarriage
- 1% Hypertrophic heart disease with other significant condition of blunt force trauma
- 85% Men
- 11% Women
- 4% Undisclosed
52% (43) homicides were in Bakersfield
48% (38) homicides were outside Bakersfield:
- 51% Unincorporated areas of Kern County
- 33% Bakersfield
- 7% Delano
- 3% Kern Valley State Prison
- 2% Arvin
- 1% California Correctional Institution
- 1% Undisclosed
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If you have information on a homicide case:
Kern County Sheriff's Office
Bakersfield Police Department
Delano Police Department
Arvin Police Department
Secret Witness Hotline
Homicide Tracker Staff
This page is dedicated to Steve E. Swenson, Kern’s original homicide tracker.