Expanded Homicide Data Table 12

Murder Circumstances, 2008–2012
Circumstances 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total 14,204 13,752 13,164 12,795 12,765
Felony type total: 2,115 2,052 1,974 1,842 1,841
Rape 22 24 41 16 15
Robbery 930 857 803 750 652
Burglary 88 110 85 95 92
Larceny-theft 18 13 21 12 14
Motor vehicle theft 20 23 35 23 22
Arson 27 38 35 38 32
Prostitution and commercialized vice 8 6 5 3 6
Other sex offenses 12 10 14 10 10
Narcotic drug laws 500 496 474 397 362
Gambling 15 5 7 8 7
Othernot specified 475 470 454 490 629
Suspected felony type 100 56 68 62 137
Other than felony type total: 6,979 6,796 6,485 6,056 6,205
Romantic triangle 102 88 90 88 95
Child killed by babysitter 50 29 36 38 26
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 130 117 122 113 82
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 70 94 60 121 58
Argument over money or property 193 205 187 156 148
Other arguments 3,560 3,364 3,280 3,163 3,085
Gangland killings 135 177 181 149 151
Juvenile gang killings 700 715 675 526 720
Institutional killings 14 12 17 22 13
Sniper attack 7 1 3 1 1
Othernot specified 2,018 1,994 1,834 1,679 1,826
Unknown 5,010 4,848 4,637 4,835 4,582