Expanded Homicide Data Table 12

Murder Circumstances, 2004–2008
Circumstances 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total 14,210 14,965 15,087 14,915 14,180
Felony type total: 2,099 2,189 2,472 2,204 2,101
Rape 37 45 32 32 23
Robbery 993 930 1,053 935 924
Burglary 78 91 80 86 87
Larceny-theft 17 12 16 10 16
Motor vehicle theft 36 32 16 20 19
Arson 28 39 27 59 26
Prostitution and commercialized vice 9 13 8 11 7
Other sex offenses 14 9 18 10 11
Narcotic drug laws 558 597 806 590 501
Gambling 7 2 4 4 10
Other-not specified 322 419 412 447 477
Suspected felony type 119 45 57 67 104
Other than felony type total: 7,008 7,096 7,328 7,165 6,975
Romantic triangle 97 118 104 105 104
Child killed by babysitter 17 26 27 35 51
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 140 123 106 118 125
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 99 97 53 65 68
Argument over money or property 221 210 198 192 192
Other arguments 3,772 3,718 3,644 3,695 3,558
Gangland killings 95 96 121 78 133
Juvenile gang killings 805 756 864 678 711
Institutional killings 17 12 22 11 15
Sniper attack 1 2 2 1 4
Other-not specified 1,744 1,938 2,187 2,187 2,014
Unknown 4,984 5,635 5,230 5,479 5,000

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