Homicide Rate


Number of murders and non-negligent manslaughters per 100,000 inhabitants.


Figures for the whole population are from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States. The FBI’s estimates are based on the Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

Demographic breakdowns are from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Homicide Trends in the United States Series. The BJS’s primary data source is the FBI Supplementary Homicide Reports.

Methodological Notes: 

Population counts are based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s provisional estimates as of July 1 for each year, except 1990 and 2000 which are decennial census counts.

The murder and non-negligent homicides that occurred as a result of the events of September 11, 2001, are not included in the crime counts.