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