Murder in the US - relationship of victim to offender 2018

This statistic displays the number of murder victims in the U.S. in 2018, by relationship of victim to offender. In that year, nine people were employers murdered by an employee.

A ranking of the total number of murders by U.S. state can be found here.

Number of murders in the United States by relationship of victim to offender in 2018

Number of murder victims
Unknown6,992
Acquaintance2,692
Stranger1,392
Girlfriend531
Wife519
Friend375
Other family326
Son239
Boyfriend201
Father173
Daughter166
Mother139
Husband119
Neighbor104
Brother96
Sister32
Employee18
Employer9
Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

The relationship categories of husband and wife include both common-law and ex-spouses. The categories of mother, father, sister, brother, son, and daughter include stepparents, stepchildren, and stepsiblings. The category of acquaintance includes homosexual relationships and the composite category of other known to victim.

Open this statistic in...
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Violent crime in the United States"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.