SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County logged a near-record low murder rate last year.
U-T San Diego reports the county saw 70 slayings in 2013, compared to 110 the year before.
There were 39 killings in the city. For the third straight year, San Diego claimed the lowest murder rate among the nation's 10 biggest cities.
The newspaper says investigators have been able to solve 72 percent of last year's killings, either by arrest, death or outstanding warrants.
Guns remained the leading cause of death, used in all types of fatal encounters.
Police Chief Bill Lansdowne credited the low murder rate in part to the department's use of predictive policing, where officers are moved around the city to hot spots 24 hours a day to curb potential crime.
Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com
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