Number of murders in the United States by relationship of victim to offender in 2017

Murder in the US - relationship of victim to offender 2017 This graph displays murder victims in the U.S. in 2017, by relationship of victim to offender. In that year, 6 people were employers murdered by an employee.
A ranking of the total number of murders by U.S. state can be found here.
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Number of murder victims
Unknown7,557
Acquaintance2,999
Stranger1,469
Wife549
Girlfriend488
Friend431
Other family296
Son253
Father186
Boyfriend181
Daughter179
Mother169
Neighbor114
Husband110
Brother98
Sister27
Employee17
Employer6
Number of murder victims
Unknown7,557
Acquaintance2,999
Stranger1,469
Wife549
Girlfriend488
Friend431
Other family296
Son253
Father186
Boyfriend181
Daughter179
Mother169
Neighbor114
Husband110
Brother98
Sister27
Employee17
Employer6
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This graph displays murder victims in the U.S. in 2017, by relationship of victim to offender. In that year, 6 people were employers murdered by an employee.
A ranking of the total number of murders by U.S. state can be found here.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
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.

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