Sacramento police investigated 39 homicides last year, down slightly from the previous two years, new crime data show.
Central Oak Park and Del Paso Heights were the neighborhoods with the highest concentration of homicides. In addition, a rare quadruple homicide occurred in South Land Park.
Homicides peaked in Sacramento during the late 1980s and early 1990s then generally declined over the following two decades.
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The lowest number of homicides in recent history occurred in the city between 2009 and 2014. A spike in homicides began in 2015.