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Expanded homicide data table 10: murder circumstances.

Expanded Homicide Data Table 10
Murder Circumstances
by Relationship, (1) 2012

Circumstances                              Total    Husband   Wife
                                          murder
                                          victims

Total                                      12,765        96    498
Felony type total:                          1,841         7     21
  Rape                                         15         0      0
  Robbery                                     652         0      0
  Burglary                                     92         0      2
  Larceny-theft                                14         0      0
  Motor vehicle theft                          22         0      0
  Arson                                        32         0      4
  Prostitution and commercialized vice          6         0      0
  Other sex offenses                           10         0      1
  Narcotic drug laws                          362         0      0
  Gambling                                      7         0      0
  Other-not specified                         629         7     14
Suspected felony type                         137         1      4
Other than felony type total:               6,205        77    387
  Romantic triangle                            95         0     10
  Child killed by babysitter                   26         0      0
  Brawl due to influence of alcohol            82         0      1
  Brawl due to influence of narcotics          58         0      1
  Argument over money or property             148         0      7
  Other arguments                           3,085        68    262
  Gangland killings                           151         0      0
  Juvenile gang killings                      720         0      0
  Institutional killings                       13         0      0
  Sniper attack                                 1         0      1
  Other-not specified                       1,826         9    105
Unknown                                     4,582        11     86

Circumstances                             Mother   Father   Son

Total                                        130      126   215
Felony type total:                             8        7    26
  Rape                                         0        0     0
  Robbery                                      1        1     0
  Burglary                                     0        0     0
  Larceny-theft                                0        1     0
  Motor vehicle theft                          1        2     0
  Arson                                        0        0     5
  Prostitution and commercialized vice         0        0     0
  Other sex offenses                           0        0     0
  Narcotic drug laws                           0        0     2
  Gambling                                     0        0     0
  Other-not specified                          6        3    19
Suspected felony type                          0        0     1
Other than felony type total:                 87       86   154
  Romantic triangle                            0        0     1
  Child killed by babysitter                   0        0     1
  Brawl due to influence of alcohol            0        0     2
  Brawl due to influence of narcotics          2        1     3
  Argument over money or property              3        5     0
  Other arguments                             50       62    30
  Gangland killings                            0        0     0
  Juvenile gang killings                       0        0     0
  Institutional killings                       0        0     0
  Sniper attack                                0        0     0
  Other-not specified                         32       18   117
Unknown                                       35       33    34

Circumstances                             Daughter   Brother   Sister

Total                                          168        78       28
Felony type total:                              13         8        2
  Rape                                           0         0        0
  Robbery                                        0         2        0
  Burglary                                       0         0        0
  Larceny-theft                                  0         0        0
  Motor vehicle theft                            0         0        0
  Arson                                          2         0        0
  Prostitution and commercialized vice           0         0        0
  Other sex offenses                             0         0        0
  Narcotic drug laws                             2         0        1
  Gambling                                       0         0        0
  Other-not specified                            9         6        1
Suspected felony type                            3         0        2
Other than felony type total:                  125        56       17
  Romantic triangle                              0         0        0
  Child killed by babysitter                     0         0        1
  Brawl due to influence of alcohol              1         1        0
  Brawl due to influence of narcotics            1         0        0
  Argument over money or property                0         1        0
  Other arguments                               20        51       11
  Gangland killings                              0         0        0
  Juvenile gang killings                         0         0        0
  Institutional killings                         0         0        0
  Sniper attack                                  0         0        0
  Other-not specified                          103         3        5
Unknown                                         27        14        7

Circumstances                             Other
family   Acquaintance

Total                                              260          2,714
Felony type total:                                  16            443
  Rape                                               0              6
  Robbery                                            2            126
  Burglary                                           1             23
  Larceny-theft                                      1              4
  Motor vehicle theft                                1              6
  Arson                                              0              6
  Prostitution and commercialized vice               0              2
  Other sex offenses                                 0              4
  Narcotic drug laws                                 2            148
  Gambling                                           0              2
  Other-not specified                                9            116
Suspected felony type                                4             15
Other than felony type total:                      187          1,768
  Romantic triangle                                  0             48
  Child killed by babysitter                         3             19
  Brawl due to influence of alcohol                  4             33
  Brawl due to influence of narcotics                0             19
  Argument over money or property                   10             67
  Other arguments                                  107            987
  Gangland killings                                  1             42
  Juvenile gang killings                             1            115
  Institutional killings                             0             11
  Sniper attack                                      0              0
  Other-not specified                               61            427
Unknown                                             53            488

Circumstances                             Friend   Boyfriend

Total                                        343         168
Felony type total:                            48           3
  Rape                                         0           0
  Robbery                                      9           0
  Burglary                                     3           0
  Larceny-theft                                2           0
  Motor vehicle theft                          0           0
  Arson                                        1           1
  Prostitution and commercialized vice         0           0
  Other sex offenses                           3           0
  Narcotic drug laws                          17           1
  Gambling                                     0           0
  Other-not specified                         13           1
Suspected felony type                          0           0
Other than felony type total:                235         151
  Romantic triangle                            8           3
  Child killed by babysitter                   2           0
  Brawl due to influence of alcohol            6           0
  Brawl due to influence of narcotics          6           0
  Argument over money or property              9           3
  Other arguments                            147         127
  Gangland killings                            2           0
  Juvenile gang killings                       1           0
  Institutional killings                       1           0
  Sniper attack                                0           0
  Other-not specified                         53          18
Unknown                                       60          14

Circumstances                             Girlfriend   Neighbor

Total                                            494        115
Felony type total:                                27         19
  Rape                                             1          0
  Robbery                                          1          6
  Burglary                                         0          5
  Larceny-theft                                    1          0
  Motor vehicle theft                              4          0
  Arson                                            0          0
  Prostitution and commercialized vice             0          0
  Other sex offenses                               0          0
  Narcotic drug laws                               1          0
  Gambling                                         0          0
  Other-not specified                             19          8
Suspected felony type                              0          2
Other than felony type total:                    383         76
  Romantic triangle                                8          1
  Child killed by babysitter                       0          0
  Brawl due to influence of alcohol                7          1
  Brawl due to influence of narcotics              0          0
  Argument over money or property                  4          8
  Other arguments                                302         48
  Gangland killings                                0          1
  Juvenile gang killings                           0          0
  Institutional killings                           0          0
  Sniper attack                                    0          0
  Other-not specified                             62         17
Unknown                                           84         18

Circumstances                             Employee   Employer

Total                                            8         10
Felony type total:                               2          3
  Rape                                           0          0
  Robbery                                        2          1
  Burglary                                       0          0
  Larceny-theft                                  0          0
  Motor vehicle theft                            0          0
  Arson                                          0          0
  Prostitution and commercialized vice           0          0
  Other sex offenses                             0          0
  Narcotic drug laws                             0          0
  Gambling                                       0          0
  Other-not specified                            0          2
Suspected felony type                            0          0
Other than felony type total:                    6          6
  Romantic triangle                              0          0
  Child killed by babysitter                     0          0
  Brawl due to influence of alcohol              0          0
  Brawl due to influence of narcotics            1          0
  Argument over money or property                0          2
  Other arguments                                5          3
  Gangland killings                              0          0
  Juvenile gang killings                         0          0
  Institutional killings                         0          0
  Sniper attack                                  0          0
  Other-not specified                            0          1
Unknown                                          0          1

Circumstances                             Stranger   Unknown

Total                                        1,557     5,757
Felony type total:                             434       754
  Rape                                           5         3
  Robbery                                      244       257
  Burglary                                      24        34
  Larceny-theft                                  1         4
  Motor vehicle theft                            6         2
  Arson                                          4         9
  Prostitution and commercialized vice           3         1
  Other sex offenses                             2         0
  Narcotic drug laws                            32       156
  Gambling                                       1         4
  Other-not specified                          112       284
Suspected felony type                            5       100
Other than felony type total:                  765     1,639
  Romantic triangle                             10         6
  Child killed by babysitter                     0         0
  Brawl due to influence of alcohol             13        13
  Brawl due to influence of narcotics            9        15
  Argument over money or property               16        13
  Other arguments                              286       519
  Gangland killings                             26        79
  Juvenile gang killings                       115       488
  Institutional killings                         0         1
  Sniper attack                                  0         0
  Other-not specified                          290       505
Unknown                                        353     3,264

(1) Relationship is that of victim to offender.

NOTE: The relationship categories of husband and wife include both
common-law and ex-spouses. The categories of mother, father, sister,
brother, son, and daughter include stepparents, stepchildren, and
stepsiblings. The category of acquaintance includes homosexual
relationships and the composite category of other known to victim.
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