Murder in the U.S. - number of victims by circumstances 2018

This statistic displays the number of murder victims by felony type or circumstances in the United States in 2018. In 2018, a total of 64 people were killed due to arson. This was significantly lower than the 548 people who were killed in robberies in the country that year.

Number of murders in the United States by circumstances in 2018

Number of murder victims
Other arguments 3,196
Other-not specified (non-felony)1,983
Other-not specified (felony)742
Narcotic drug laws 560
Robbery 548
Juvenile gang killings 308
Gangland killings 306
Suspected felony type208
Argument over money or property 199
Domestic violence131
Burglary 75
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 65
Arson 64
Motor vehicle theft 59
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 59
Child killed by babysitter 29
Institutional killings 23
Larceny-theft 23
Prostitution and commercialized vice 13
Rape 13
Gambling 6
Other sex offenses 5
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Release date

September 2019


United States

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