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Expanded Homicide Data Table 10

Murder Circumstances

by Relationship,1 2010

Circumstances Total
murder
victims
Husband Wife Mother Father Son Daughter Brother Sister Other
family
Acquaintance Friend Boyfriend Girlfriend Neighbor Employee Employer Stranger Unknown
Total 12,996 110 603 107 135 256 197 88 19 287 2,723 396 131 492 92 8 13 1,615 5,724
Felony type total: 1,923 3 18 6 4 15 9 6 3 27 442 61 6 19 18 3 4 489 790
Rape 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1 0 3 2 0 0 12 14
Robbery 780 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 141 16 0 1 8 3 3 289 309
Burglary 80 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 31 27
Larceny-theft 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 5
Motor vehicle theft 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 20
Arson 35 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 11
Prostitution and commercialized vice 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Other sex offenses 14 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Narcotic drug laws 463 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 147 28 1 1 0 0 1 61 219
Gambling 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Othernot specified 441 3 14 6 4 13 4 5 1 11 96 9 2 10 8 0 0 76 179
Suspected felony type 66 0 4 2 0 3 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 38
Other than felony type total: 6,351 87 474 66 99 193 156 68 14 201 1,760 266 97 393 62 4 7 767 1,637
Romantic triangle 90 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 52 4 1 9 2 0 0 10 8
Child killed by babysitter 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 30 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 121 0 6 0 2 1 0 5 0 6 41 12 3 5 2 0 0 27 11
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 58 1 1 1 0 5 1 1 0 0 25 3 3 3 1 0 0 7 6
Argument over money or property 181 1 6 2 4 0 0 2 0 3 78 12 0 1 9 1 0 34 28
Other arguments 3,215 60 323 28 62 39 15 47 8 119 959 183 80 276 37 2 5 371 601
Gangland killings 176 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 43 8 0 1 0 0 0 34 89
Juvenile gang killings 673 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 132 3 0 0 0 0 0 108 429
Institutional killings 17 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Sniper attack 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Othernot specified 1,781 24 137 35 31 148 138 12 6 67 389 40 10 98 10 1 2 172 461
Unknown 4,656 20 107 33 32 45 30 14 2 58 514 69 28 76 12 1 2 354 3,259
  • 1 Relationship is that of victim to offender.
  • NOTE: The relationship categories of husband and wife include both common-law and ex-spouses. The categories of mother, father, sister, brother, son, and daughter include stepparents, stepchildren, and stepsiblings. The category of acquaintance includes homosexual relationships and the composite category of other known to victim.