Population of Iraq = 26,074,906
Iraq Coalition Casualties 2006 = 167 as of this posting
Population of Los Angeles County = 9,519,338
LA County Casualties 2006 = 92 as of this posting
Iraq has about 2.74 times as many people as LA County so multiply by 2.74 to bias the LA County to equivalence to Iraq.
So if LA County had the population of the entire country of Iraq we could expect 247 people to have been murdered by now.
Death By Murder