Number of murders in the United States by circumstances in 2017

Murder in the U.S. - number of victims by circumstances 2017 This graph displays murder victims by felony type or circumstances in the United States in 2017. In 2017, total 31 people were killed due to arson. This was significantly lower than the 680 people who were killed in robberies in the country that year.
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Number of murder victims
Unknown6,077
Other arguments 3,224
Other-not specified (felony)800
Robbery 680
Narcotic drug laws 533
Juvenile gang killings 381
Gangland killings 369
Argument over money or property 199
Suspected felony type153
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 129
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 118
Romantic triangle 107
Burglary 90
Child killed by babysitter 32
Arson 31
Motor vehicle theft 31
Larceny-theft 20
Rape 18
Prostitution and commercialized vice 15
Institutional killings 14
Gambling 10
Other sex offenses 8
Other-not specified (non-felony)5
Sniper attack 2
Number of murder victims
Unknown6,077
Other arguments 3,224
Other-not specified (felony)800
Robbery 680
Narcotic drug laws 533
Juvenile gang killings 381
Gangland killings 369
Argument over money or property 199
Suspected felony type153
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 129
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 118
Romantic triangle 107
Burglary 90
Child killed by babysitter 32
Arson 31
Motor vehicle theft 31
Larceny-theft 20
Rape 18
Prostitution and commercialized vice 15
Institutional killings 14
Gambling 10
Other sex offenses 8
Other-not specified (non-felony)5
Sniper attack 2
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This graph displays murder victims by felony type or circumstances in the United States in 2017. In 2017, total 31 people were killed due to arson. This was significantly lower than the 680 people who were killed in robberies in the country that year.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017

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