There have been 16 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.
Homicide Tracker Reports
Introducing Kern County Homicide Tracker
Kern is on course to set a bloody record for homicides. Since 2000, more than a thousand local …
2016 Kern County Homicides List
An ongoing list of the homicides that have taken place in Kern County in 2016
Homicide Tracker Interactive Map
KGET News' interactive map plots where homicides have occurred in Kern County and provides details …
Why The Homicide Tracker?
Since 2000, more than a thousand Kern County residents have been victims of homicide.
Surveillance video shows eyewitness to 5-year-old's killing who hasn't…
It's been one month since five year old Kason Guyton and seven year old BJ Guyton were shot while …
Woman accused of fatally shooting man at a party pleads not guilty
A woman charged in the murder of a man in south Bakersfield last week appeared in court Thursday …
Man died from his injuries after he was shot in southeast Bakersfield
The Kern County Sheriff's Office was called to a report of a shooting inside the Tacos La Villa …
Police reports say CPS investigated claim against accused Tehachapi baby…
Court documents confirm someone reported Daniel McKie to Child Protective Services months before he…
Court records: Accused baby killer claims someone hacked his Facebook account
Newly released court documents reveal accused baby killer Daniel McKie says someone logged into his…
Judge sentences man found guilty of running over his friend
A man found guilty of running over and killing his friend amidst a drunken brawl, was sentenced …
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
Click here for more location information
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.