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Homicide trends in the U.S.
Trends by race

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Homicide Offending Rates per 100,000 Population by Race

White Black Other
1976   5.1 44.7 7.4
1977   5.3 42.3 8.3
1978   5.5 42.3 7.0
1979   6.0 45.2 9.5
1980   6.7 49.9 6.2
1981   6.1 44.8 6.2
1982   5.8 39.8 6.8
1983   5.3 35.6 6.4
1984   5.3 32.8 5.2
1985   5.1 33.3 5.6
1986   5.4 36.8 6.4
1987   5.3 35.6 4.9
1988   5.0 40.3 4.3
1989   5.1 41.9 4.3
1990   5.6 46.9 4.1
1991   5.7 50.4 5.4
1992   5.2 46.8 5.8
1993   5.2 49.3 5.6
1994   5.0 46.1 4.9
1995   4.9 39.1 5.1
1996   4.5 35.8 4.7
1997   4.1 32.4 4.5
1998   4.1 28.4 3.5
1999   3.6 25.5 3.9
2000   3.4 25.8 3.2

Homicide Offenders by Race


White Black Other
1976   9,467 10,523 362
1977   9,842 10,133 414
1978   10,293 10,329 361
1979   11,455 11,227 503
1980   12,935 12,911 354
1981   11,976 12,145 354
1982   11,524 10,943 414
1983   10,651 9,941 415
1984   10,709 9,270 358
1985   10,410 9,548 415
1986   10,981 10,700 497
1987   10,804 10,496 404
1988   10,417 12,040 375
1989   10,608 12,707 391
1990   11,790 14,281 394
1991   12,057 15,665 545
1992   11,135 14,804 609
1993   11,179 15,844 614
1994   10,895 15,036 558
1995   10,643 12,931 615
1996   9,844 11,985 584
1997   9,022 11,005 575
1998   9,089 9,760 471
1999   7,970 8,886 546
2000   7,880 9,316 466

Source: FBI, Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-2000.
See the methodology section in Additional Information About the Data
for weighting and imputation procedures used.

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