Homicide Rates (United States)

This page catalogues information about homicide rates per 100,000 population by demographics. By using homicide rate instead of total number of homicides in a country, it gives us a better understanding of how common homicides are in a particular country. For example, 100 total homicides in a town of 1,000 people would produce a very high homicide rate of 10,000 per 100,000 population. But 1,000 total homicides in a country of 1 million people, while a higher total number of homicides would result in a lower homicide rate of 100 per 100,000 population.

Source: FBI’s Crime Data Explorer


 United States (Total)
 0-19 Years
 20-34 Years
 35-54 Years
 55 and above
 Black Female Victims
 Black Male Victims
 Black Victims Only
 Females Victims Only
 Males Victims Only
 White Female Victims
 White Male Victims
 White Victims Only

Last updated on: August 8, 2023