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Expanded Homicide Data Table 10

Murder Circumstances

by Relationship,1 2011

Circumstances Total
murder
victims
Husband Wife Mother Father Son Daughter Brother Sister Other
family
Acquaintance Friend Boyfriend Girlfriend Neighbor Employee Employer Stranger Unknown
Total 12,664 108 552 123 130 263 182 86 29 279 2,700 377 161 474 107 10 14 1,481 5,588
Felony type total: 1,816 6 22 12 10 18 10 5 5 26 470 46 5 20 15 0 3 421 722
Rape 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 2
Robbery 734 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 159 11 0 3 2 0 1 268 281
Burglary 92 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 29 1 1 1 6 0 1 21 26
Larceny-theft 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4
Motor vehicle theft 23 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 6
Arson 37 1 1 0 1 4 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 19
Prostitution and commercialized vice 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Other sex offenses 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Narcotic drug laws 390 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 146 19 0 1 0 0 0 43 178
Gambling 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Othernot specified 494 4 20 8 8 11 8 2 3 13 113 14 4 9 2 0 0 78 197
Suspected felony type 60 1 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 29
Other than felony type total: 5,976 83 435 77 90 192 138 69 21 187 1,655 274 138 386 70 7 8 708 1,438
Romantic triangle 85 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 5 3 5 0 0 0 7 4
Child killed by babysitter 39 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 25 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 111 2 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 47 19 1 3 2 0 0 18 12
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 115 0 2 0 3 4 0 0 0 5 39 9 2 3 0 1 0 9 38
Argument over money or property 155 1 4 3 8 3 0 1 0 3 79 5 0 3 4 0 0 19 22
Other arguments 3,128 53 291 42 58 40 16 55 10 105 971 176 111 284 47 6 3 346 514
Gangland killings 150 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 37 3 0 0 0 0 0 27 79
Juvenile gang killings 523 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 68 2 0 0 0 0 0 119 333
Institutional killings 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Sniper attack 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Othernot specified 1,647 25 124 32 21 143 120 13 9 65 322 52 20 88 16 0 5 160 432
Unknown 4,812 18 90 31 29 51 34 12 3 63 564 57 18 68 22 3 3 347 3,399
  • 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.