Expanded Homicide Data Table 11

Murder Circumstances, 2002-2006

Circumstances 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Total 14,263 14,465 14,210 14,965 14,990
Felony type total: 2,340 2,385 2,099 2,189 2,436
Rape 44 43 37 45 32
Robbery 1,111 1,061 993 930 1,041
Burglary 97 94 78 91 79
Larceny-theft 16 21 17 12 14
Motor vehicle theft 15 32 36 32 15
Arson 59 77 28 39 27
Prostitution and commercialized vice 8 16 9 13 8
Other sex offenses 8 10 14 9 18
Narcotic drug laws 664 679 558 597 796
Gambling 5 6 7 2 4
Othernot specified 313 346 322 419 402
Suspected felony type 66 87 119 45 58
Other than felony type total: 7,185 7,130 7,008 7,096 7,273
Romantic triangle 129 98 97 118 103
Child killed by babysitter 39 27 17 26 27
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 149 128 140 123 107
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 85 53 99 97 51
Argument over money or property 203 220 221 210 198
Other arguments 3,577 3,850 3,772 3,718 3,607
Gangland killings 75 114 95 96 118
Juvenile gang killings 911 819 805 756 865
Institutional killings 12 13 17 12 22
Sniper attack 10 2 1 2 2
Othernot specified 1,995 1,806 1,744 1,938 2,173
Unknown 4,672 4,863 4,984 5,635 5,223

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