The Los Angeles murder rate has reached a 40-year low and crime is generally down across Southern California and the nation.
But that's small comfort if you have been the victim of a crime. If you work in the justice system, you may welcome fewer homicides, but you are still coping with under-funded courts and an over-stressed prison system.
Tell KPCC's newsroom how crime touches your life, whether you are a crime victim or a criminal, a judge, juror or jailor. We're also interested in knowing how crime has affected your family history.
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