Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio
Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio

Seven art pieces featuring the faces of young homicide victims lined the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors chambers’ back wall on Tuesday. They were carried in by leaders from the seven neighborhoods where African-American children die in the largest numbers — but those trends are changing.

New data from the Sacramento County Child Death Review Team indicates that the rate of African-American child deaths was roughly 55 per 100,000 in 2016 — down 32 percent from 2015.

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