Expanded Homicide Data Table 10

Murder Circumstances
by Relationship,1 2008
Circumstances Total
murder
victims
Husband Wife Mother Father Son Daughter Brother Sister Other family Acquaintance Friend Boyfriend Girlfriend Neighbor Employee Employer Stranger Unknown
Total 14,180 119 577 117 120 270 211 98 15 314 3,068 504 145 492 106 5 9 1,742 6,268
Felony type total: 2,101 2 34 6 8 12 8 4 0 31 480 77 6 22 20 0 3 503 885
Rape 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 1 2 0 1 7 4
Robbery 924 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 167 22 0 1 3 0 1 339 387
Burglary 87 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 23 0 0 5 9 0 0 17 30
Larceny-theft 16 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Motor vehicle theft 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 5
Arson 26 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 14
Prostitution and commercialized vice 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Other sex offenses 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Narcotic drug laws 501 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 161 42 0 0 0 0 0 57 232
Gambling 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Other—not specified 477 1 28 5 3 11 6 3 0 19 91 6 6 13 6 0 1 74 204
Suspected felony type 104 1 5 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 9 6 0 1 0 0 0 12 64
Other than felony type total: 6,975 101 440 88 92 219 170 78 13 230 2,064 351 121 404 67 4 6 828 1,699
Romantic triangle 104 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 56 9 3 6 1 0 0 7 13
Child killed by babysitter 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 41 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 125 2 0 1 1 0 1 3 1 5 38 16 0 4 3 0 0 34 16
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 68 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 30 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 17
Argument over money or property 192 1 4 4 4 3 0 4 0 9 94 9 2 4 6 1 2 21 24
Other arguments 3,558 78 291 48 63 39 16 53 5 144 1,207 235 90 305 41 3 3 386 551
Gangland killings 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 11 0 0 0 0 0 24 64
Juvenile gang killings 711 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 149 3 0 0 0 0 0 101 457
Institutional killings 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Sniper attack 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Other—not specified 2,014 18 139 35 24 175 150 16 7 65 402 61 26 83 16 0 1 246 550
Unknown 5,000 15 98 23 20 35 32 15 2 53 515 70 18 65 19 1 0 399 3,620

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