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Expanded Homicide Data Table 12

Murder Circumstances, 2011–2015
Circumstances 2011 2012 20131 20141 20151
Total 12,795 12,888 12,253 12,270 13,455
Felony type total: 1,842 1,842 1,909 1,862 2,014
Rape 16 16 20 26 12
Robbery 750 656 686 586 595
Burglary 95 91 94 82 102
Larceny-theft 12 15 16 24 16
Motor vehicle theft 23 22 27 25 41
Arson 38 32 37 23 19
Prostitution and commercialized vice 3 6 13 19 6
Other sex offenses 10 13 9 3 15
Narcotic drug laws 397 375 386 386 468
Gambling 8 7 7 11 5
Other-not specified 490 609 614 677 735
Suspected felony type 62 137 122 84 117
Other than felony type total: 6,056 6,320 5,782 5,771 5,958
Romantic triangle 88 98 69 85 106
Child killed by babysitter 38 26 30 39 36
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 113 84 93 100 112
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 121 65 59 50 75
Argument over money or property 156 152 133 151 184
Other arguments 3,163 3,147 2,889 2,863 2,941
Gangland killings 149 152 138 144 188
Juvenile gang killings 526 722 584 578 604
Institutional killings 22 13 15 18 24
Sniper attack 1 1 6 3 5
Other-not specified 1,679 1,860 1,766 1,740 1,683
Unknown 4,835 4,589 4,440 4,553 5,366
  • 1 The rape figures in this table are an aggregate total of the data submitted using both the revised and legacy Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.