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Expanded Homicide Data Table 10

Murder Circumstances

by Relationship,1 2014

Circumstances Total
murder
victims
Husband Wife Mother Father Son Daughter Brother Sister Other
family
Acquaintance Friend Boyfriend Girlfriend Neighbor Employee Employer Stranger Unknown
Total 11,961 99 539 133 142 204 198 94 21 281 2,416 331 151 414 105 6 6 1,381 5,440
Felony type total: 1,789 9 35 22 7 23 13 11 3 33 421 58 12 27 16 1 1 375 722
Rape 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 4
Robbery 565 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 9 119 10 3 2 5 1 1 195 217
Burglary 77 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 14 0 1 0 4 0 0 29 24
Larceny-theft 21 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9
Motor vehicle theft 25 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 8 8
Arson 22 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 8
Prostitution and commercialized vice 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6
Other sex offenses 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Narcotic drug laws 371 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 127 28 2 0 2 0 0 37 171
Gambling 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Other-not specified 653 4 31 19 5 22 10 9 2 20 125 17 6 22 4 0 0 83 274
Suspected felony type 83 0 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 6 0 1 4 0 0 0 7 55
Other than felony type total: 5,583 77 374 70 101 141 152 69 4 195 1,499 216 122 295 75 4 4 590 1,595
Romantic triangle 85 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 44 5 3 12 0 0 0 6 4
Child killed by babysitter 37 0 0 0 0 8 7 0 0 3 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 71 0 1 1 2 3 2 1 0 5 17 9 0 4 4 0 0 11 11
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 61 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 28 4 1 2 1 0 0 5 13
Argument over money or property 144 0 3 5 4 1 0 3 0 4 80 11 4 4 6 0 0 9 10
Other arguments 2,786 63 250 34 72 30 23 54 3 125 826 121 92 231 43 3 2 279 535
Gangland killings 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 5 0 0 0 0 0 24 78
Juvenile gang killings 570 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 1 0 0 0 0 0 90 399
Institutional killings 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
Sniper attack 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Other-not specified 1,663 11 111 30 22 97 120 10 1 56 357 59 22 42 21 1 2 162 539
Unknown 4,506 13 125 41 33 40 30 14 14 52 490 57 16 88 14 1 1 409 3,068
  • 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.