New details on gang violence in the city of Bakersfield

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New details on gang violence in the city of Bakersfield. Police Chief Lyle Martin released the latest special enforcement unit report. 

It comes a week after a massive law enforcement raid targeting the West Side Crips. The operation was a year in the making. Three dozen accused gang members were arrested in the operation. 

According to the city’s latest gang report, there have been 10 gang related homicides this year through November. That’s nearly a quarter of homicides in the city. Last year at this time there were 11 gang related homicides. There were 7 in 2015.
     
It also notes the number of gang shootings this year is down, compared to the last two years. 

 

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