California murders are much more common than most other states in the United States. This is seemingly due to its extremely high population and densely populated cities. If you’re interested in learning more about the statistics and data surrounding the number of murders in California by year, there are multiple law enforcement agencies that offer reports and statistics on their websites as well as within their archives. Additionally, the Federal Bureau of Investigation releases a Uniform Crime Report every year which shows, in detail, the crimes, crime rates, and locations of crimes in every state, county, and city, and is organized by law enforcement agency.
According to Project: Cold Case, there are almost 41,000 California cold cases dating from 1980 to 2019. The number of currently unsolved California murders is absolutely shocking. Looking further into this, according to the same report, from 1965 to 2019 there were roughly 128,787 murders in California alone. Over the years, roughly 79,967 of those murders were solved, leaving more than 48,000 unsolved murders in California. Some of the unsolved murders in northern California include the 2018 murder of Angela McConnell, the 2011 murder of Vanthoeun Som, the 2002 double murder of brothers Anthony and Albert Dawson, and the 2001 murder of Andrew Witherow,as well as the 2018 disappearance of Khadijah Britton. Some unsolved central California murders includes the 2009 murder of Jerry Lee Greer, the 1997 murder of Georgia Lee Moses, the 2013 murder of Pauly Reyes Silva, and the 2009 suspicious death of Mitrice Richardson, among many others.
Some unsolved murders in Sacramento, California, and unsolved murders in Sacramento County, California, include the 2012 murder of Jessica Funk Haslam, the 1979 murder of Kathy Harlan, the 1970 murder of Nancy Bennallack, the 1970 murder of Judith Hakari, the 2011 murder of Joga Kahlon, and the 2012 murder of Juan Rangel-Villanueva, among many others.