Number of murders in the United States by relationship of victim to offender in 2015

Murder in the US - rselationship of victim to offender 2015 This graph displays murder victims in the U.S. in 2015, by relationship of victim to offender. In that year, 8 people were 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
Unknown 6,432
Acquaintance 2,801
Stranger 1,375
Wife 509
Girlfriend 496
Friend 365
Other family 286
Son 255
Daughter 162
Boyfriend 152
Father 131
Mother 125
Husband 113
Brother 108
Neighbor 95
Sister 32
Employer 10
Employee 8
Number of murder victims
Unknown 6,432
Acquaintance 2,801
Stranger 1,375
Wife 509
Girlfriend 496
Friend 365
Other family 286
Son 255
Daughter 162
Boyfriend 152
Father 131
Mother 125
Husband 113
Brother 108
Neighbor 95
Sister 32
Employer 10
Employee 8
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This graph displays murder victims in the U.S. in 2015, by relationship of victim to offender. In that year, 8 people were 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 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
2015
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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