There were a record 100 homicides in Kern County in 2017.
There were 98 homicides in Kern County in 2016.
The old record was 98, set in 2009 and tied in 2016.
345%in 2017, African-Americans are 3.45 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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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.