Expanded Homicide Data Table 10

Murder Circumstances
by Relationship,1 2009
Circumstances Total
murder
victims
Husband Wife Mother Father Son Daughter Brother Sister Other family Acquaintance Friend Boyfriend Girlfriend Neighbor Employee Employer Stranger Unknown
Total 13,636 141 609 131 116 247 201 94 35 281 2,941 404 138 472 132 12 20 1,676 5,986
Felony type total: 2,020 7 20 13 5 17 8 2 3 34 503 63 4 17 23 1 7 489 804
Rape 24 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 7 9
Robbery 849 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 18 176 13 3 1 6 1 4 306 317
Burglary 105 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 22 1 0 4 4 0 0 29 39
Larceny-theft 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Motor vehicle theft 23 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 9
Arson 38 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 16
Prostitution and commercialized vice 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Other sex offenses 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
Narcotic drug laws 487 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 183 26 1 2 4 0 0 51 217
Gambling 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Other–not specified 460 5 16 10 3 15 7 1 2 7 92 17 0 6 7 0 3 80 189
Suspected felony type 56 2 4 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 7 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 32
Other than felony type total: 6,728 115 491 101 84 181 161 73 25 191 1,925 282 115 379 87 6 8 842 1,662
Romantic triangle 87 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 43 3 2 10 2 0 1 10 7
Child killed by babysitter 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 116 1 4 1 2 0 2 2 0 4 45 7 3 0 4 0 0 23 18
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 93 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 32 2 0 2 0 0 0 17 32
Argument over money or property 203 1 3 4 3 1 0 7 0 5 116 7 1 2 11 2 3 23 14
Other arguments 3,334 69 315 55 51 30 13 54 9 103 1,052 202 90 277 54 4 1 366 589
Gangland killings 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 10 0 0 0 0 0 56 77
Juvenile gang killings 715 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 163 4 0 0 0 0 0 128 420
Institutional killings 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Sniper attack 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other–not specified 1,961 43 162 41 26 146 146 9 16 73 404 47 19 88 16 0 3 218 504
Unknown 4,832 17 94 17 27 47 32 18 6 56 506 59 19 72 22 5 5 342 3,488

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