Expanded Homicide Data Table 10

Murder Circumstances

by Relationship,1 2013

Circumstances Total
murder
victims
Husband Wife Mother Father Son Daughter Brother Sister Other
family
Acquaintance Friend Boyfriend Girlfriend Neighbor Employee Employer Stranger Unknown
Total 12,253 108 534 128 142 230 148 99 30 245 2,660 346 137 458 127 6 2 1,281 5,572
Felony type total: 1,909 3 28 10 13 20 15 10 4 31 477 53 9 20 26 2 0 390 798
Rape2 20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 4
Robbery 686 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 6 151 15 1 1 8 2 0 240 257
Burglary 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 22 1 1 2 3 0 0 23 41
Larceny-theft 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 7
Motor vehicle theft 27 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 6
Arson 37 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 2 2 11 0 1 0 4 0 0 6 5
Prostitution and commercialized vice 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Other sex offenses 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Narcotic drug laws 386 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 146 11 1 2 0 0 0 28 195
Gambling 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Other-not specified 614 2 25 8 6 20 14 4 2 13 121 21 5 13 7 0 0 79 274
Suspected felony type 122 1 5 4 2 2 2 0 1 2 16 2 0 6 1 0 0 6 72
Other than felony type total: 5,782 89 410 72 102 173 94 72 19 163 1,644 210 109 348 83 4 2 617 1,571
Romantic triangle 69 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 36 8 3 9 0 0 0 3 7
Child killed by babysitter 30 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 25 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 93 0 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 6 27 14 0 3 1 0 0 21 11
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 59 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 28 5 1 2 1 0 0 6 13
Argument over money or property 133 0 4 3 0 1 0 3 1 6 59 14 1 6 4 0 0 11 20
Other arguments 2,889 65 298 46 74 39 14 56 10 98 891 117 90 273 56 2 2 250 508
Gangland killings 138 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 73
Juvenile gang killings 584 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 106 1 0 0 1 0 0 80 396
Institutional killings 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Sniper attack 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Other-not specified 1,766 24 100 22 24 130 79 12 8 50 420 51 14 55 19 2 0 217 539
Unknown 4,440 15 91 42 25 35 37 17 6 49 523 81 19 84 17 0 0 268 3,131
  • 1 Relationship is that of victim to offender.
  • 2 The rape figures in this table are an aggregate total of the data submitted using both the revised and legacy Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 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.