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Expanded homicide data table 11: murder circumstances.

Expanded Homicide Data Table 11
Murder Circumstances
by Weapon, 2012

Circumstances                      Total      Total     Handguns
                                   murder    firearms
                                   victims

Total                               12,765      8,855      6,371
Felony type total:                   1,841      1,324        976
Rape                                    15          3          2
Robbery                                652        505        404
Burglary                                92         54         31
Larceny-theft                           14          3          2
Motor vehicle theft                     22         10          4
Arson                                   32          1          1
Prostitution and                         6          3          3
commercialized vice
Other sex offenses                      10          1          1
Narcotic drug laws                     362        311        240
Gambling                                 7          6          5
Other not specified                    629        427        283
Suspected felony type                  137        113        104
Other than felony type total:        6,205      3,980      3,020
Romantic triangle                       95         63         45
Child killed by babysitter              26          2          2
Brawl due to influence                  82         36         29
of alcohol
Brawl due to influence                  58         33         25
of narcotics
Argument over money or                 148         98         71
property
Other arguments                      3,085      1,801      1,383
Gangland killings                      151        135        101
Juvenile gang killings                 720        687        570
Institutional killings                  13          0          0
Sniper attack                            1          1          1
Other-not specified                  1,826      1,124        793
Unknown                              4,582      3,438      2,271

Circumstances                      Rifles   Shotguns    Other
                                                       guns or
                                                       type not
                                                        stated

Total                                 322        303       1,859
Felony type total:                     76         47         225
Rape                                    0          1           0
Robbery                                16         23          62
Burglary                                3          4          16
Larceny-theft                           0          0           1
Motor vehicle theft                     0          1           5
Arson                                   0          0           0
Prostitution and                        0          0           0
commercialized vice
Other sex offenses                      0          0           0
Narcotic drug laws                     12          4          55
Gambling                                0          1           0
Other not specified                    45         13          86
Suspected felony type                   2          0           7
Other than felony type total:         158        178         624
Romantic triangle                       4          8           6
Child killed by babysitter              0          0           0
Brawl due to influence                  1          1           5
of alcohol
Brawl due to influence                  2          1           5
of narcotics
Argument over money or                  6          4          17
property
Other arguments                        71         96         251
Gangland killings                       4          5          25
Juvenile gang killings                 15          5          97
Institutional killings                  0          0           0
Sniper attack                           0          0           0
Other-not specified                    55         58         218
Unknown                                86         78       1,003

Circumstances                      Knives or      Blunt
                                    cutting      objects
                                   instruments   (clubs,
                                                 hammers,
                                                   etc.)

Total                                    1,589         518
Felony type total:                         164          91
Rape                                         5           1
Robbery                                     53          41
Burglary                                    18           8
Larceny-theft                                5           1
Motor vehicle theft                          3           3
Arson                                        1           0
Prostitution and                             0           2
commercialized vice
Other sex offenses                           1           1
Narcotic drug laws                          13           9
Gambling                                     0           0
Other not specified                         65          25
Suspected felony type                        6           6
Other than felony type total:            1,004         275
Romantic triangle                           23           3
Child killed by babysitter                   1           4
Brawl due to influence                      11           3
of alcohol
Brawl due to influence                       6           1
of narcotics
Argument over money or                      29           5
property
Other arguments                            714         151
Gangland killings                           12           0
Juvenile gang killings                      24           1
Institutional killings                       1           1
Sniper attack                                0           0
Other-not specified                        183         106
Unknown                                    415         146

Circumstances                       Personal     Poison
                                    weapons
                                    (hands,
                                     fists,
                                   feet, etc.)

Total                                      674       12
Felony type total:                          61        1
Rape                                         2        0
Robbery                                     23        0
Burglary                                     3        0
Larceny-theft                                2        0
Motor vehicle theft                          0        0
Arson                                        1        0
Prostitution and                             0        0
commercialized vice
Other sex offenses                           2        0
Narcotic drug laws                           7        0
Gambling                                     1        0
Other not specified                         20        1
Suspected felony type                        2        0
Other than felony type total:              472        6
Romantic triangle                            2        0
Child killed by babysitter                   9        0
Brawl due to influence                      19        0
of alcohol
Brawl due to influence                       6        1
of narcotics
Argument over money or                       6        0
property
Other arguments                            219        0
Gangland killings                            1        0
Juvenile gang killings                       5        0
Institutional killings                       3        0
Sniper attack                                0        0
Other-not specified                        202        5
Unknown                                    139        5

Circumstances                         Pushed or        Explosives
                                      thrown out
                                   thrown out window

Total                                              4            8
Felony type total:                                 1            4
Rape                                               0            0
Robbery                                            1            0
Burglary                                           0            0
Larceny-theft                                      0            0
Motor vehicle theft                                0            0
Arson                                              0            2
Prostitution and                                   0            0
commercialized vice
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:                      3            1
Romantic triangle                                  0            0
Child killed by babysitter                         0            0
Brawl due to influence                             0            0
of alcohol
Brawl due to influence                             0            0
of narcotics
Argument over money or                             0            0
property
Other arguments                                    1            1
Gangland killings                                  0            0
Juvenile gang killings                             0            0
Institutional killings                             0            0
Sniper attack                                      0            0
Other-not specified                                2            0
Unknown                                            0            3

Circumstances                      Fire   Narcotics   Drowning

Total                                85          35         13
Felony type total:                   39          18          0
Rape                                  0           0          0
Robbery                               1           0          0
Burglary                              0           0          0
Larceny-theft                         1           0          0
Motor vehicle theft                   0           0          0
Arson                                22           0          0
Prostitution and                      0           0          0
commercialized vice
Other sex offenses                    0           0          0
Narcotic drug laws                    0          15          0
Gambling                              0           0          0
Other not specified                  15           3          0
Suspected felony type                 0           0          0
Other than felony type total:        21          11          9
Romantic triangle                     0           0          0
Child killed by babysitter            0           0          0
Brawl due to influence                0           0          0
of alcohol
Brawl due to influence                0           1          0
of narcotics
Argument over money or                0           0          0
property
Other arguments                      12           1          2
Gangland killings                     2           0          0
Juvenile gang killings                0           0          0
Institutional killings                0           1          0
Sniper attack                         0           0          0
Other-not specified                   7           8          7
Unknown                              25           6          4

Circumstances                      Strangulation   Asphyxiation

Total                                         89            105
Felony type total:                            20             19
Rape                                           2              2
Robbery                                        5              4
Burglary                                       1              0
Larceny-theft                                  0              0
Motor vehicle theft                            0              2
Arson                                          0              1
Prostitution and                               1              0
commercialized vice
Other sex offenses                             4              0
Narcotic drug laws                             1              2
Gambling                                       0              0
Other not specified                            6              8
Suspected felony type                          2              1
Other than felony type total:                 48             58
Romantic triangle                              1              0
Child killed by babysitter                     1              2
Brawl due to influence                         0              4
of alcohol
Brawl due to influence                         0              2
of narcotics
Argument over money or                         2              4
property
Other arguments                               25             23
Gangland killings                              0              0
Juvenile gang killings                         1              0
Institutional killings                         2              2
Sniper attack                                  0              0
Other-not specified                           16             21
Unknown                                       19             27

Circumstances                      Other

Total                                778
Felony type total:                    99
Rape                                   0
Robbery                               19
Burglary                               8
Larceny-theft                          2
Motor vehicle theft                    4
Arson                                  4
Prostitution and                       0
commercialized vice
Other sex offenses                     1
Narcotic drug laws                     4
Gambling                               0
Other not specified                   57
Suspected felony type                  7
Other than felony type total:        317
Romantic triangle                      3
Child killed by babysitter             7
Brawl due to influence                 9
of alcohol
Brawl due to influence                 8
of narcotics
Argument over money or                 4
property
Other arguments                      135
Gangland killings                      1
Juvenile gang killings                 2
Institutional killings                 3
Sniper attack                          0
Other-not specified                  145
Unknown                              355
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