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Homicide Trends in the United States 1976-2005

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/1976 - 12/2005
Data type
Summary 

The report Homicide Trends in the United States, published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, contains a series of charts that describe homicide patterns and trends in the United States from 1976 to 2005. Trends are explored through examination of the demographic data (age, gender, race), as well as data on victim/offender relationship, law enforcement officers killed, multiple victims and offenders, and circumstance. Patterns related to weapons, regions, city size, clearances (homicides cleared by arrest), and justifiable homicides are also analyzed.

Citation
Authors 
Fox JA, Zawitz MW
Publication year 
2007
Suggested citation 

Fox JA, Zawitz MW, Bureau of Justice Statistics (United States). Homicide Trends in the United States. Washington DC, United States: Bureau of Justice Statistics (United States), 2007.