Expanded Homicide Data Table 13

Murder Circumstances
by Sex of Victim, 2008
Circumstances Total
murder
victims
Male Female Unknown
Total 14,180 11,059 3,078 43
Felony type total: 2,101 1,769 330 2
Rape 23 1 22 0
Robbery 924 822 102 0
Burglary 87 57 30 0
Larceny-theft 16 10 6 0
Motor vehicle theft 19 15 4 0
Arson 26 21 5 0
Prostitution and commercialized vice 7 5 2 0
Other sex offenses 11 4 7 0
Narcotic drug laws 501 475 24 2
Gambling 10 10 0 0
Other-not specified 477 349 128 0
Suspected felony type 104 75 28 1
Other than felony type total: 6,975 5,158 1,807 10
Romantic triangle 104 75 29 0
Child killed by babysitter 51 24 27 0
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 125 109 16 0
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 68 54 12 2
Argument over money or property 192 163 29 0
Other arguments 3,558 2,595 958 5
Gangland killings 133 119 14 0
Juvenile gang killings 711 676 35 0
Institutional killings 15 14 1 0
Sniper attack 4 4 0 0
Other-not specified 2,014 1,325 686 3
Unknown 5,000 4,057 913 30

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