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Homicide Trends in the United States 1976-2005


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Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1976 - 12/2005
Data type

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.