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Homicide Rate, 1950–2014

Find the rate for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter per 100,000 people in the United States.

crime tape marks the scene of multiple homicides

Source: AP Photo

Year Homicide
rate
1950 4.6
1951 4.4
1952 4.6
1953 4.5
1954 4.2
1955 4.1
1956 4.1
1957 4.0
1958 4.8
1959 4.9
1960 5.1
1961 4.8
1962 4.6
1963 4.6
1964 4.9
1965 5.1
1966 5.6
1967 6.2
1968 6.9
1969 7.3
1970 7.9
1971 8.6
1972 9.0
1973 9.4
1974 9.8
1975 9.6
1976 8.8
1977 8.8
1978 9.0
1979 9.7
1980 10.2
1981 9.8
1982 9.1
1983 8.3
1984 7.9
1985 7.9
1986 8.6
1987 8.3
1988 8.4
1989 8.7
1990 9.4
1991 9.8
1992 9.3
1993 9.5
1994 9.0
1995 8.2
1996 7.4
1997 6.8
1998 6.3
1999 5.7
2000 5.5
2001 5.6
2002 5.6
2003 5.7
2004 5.5
2005 5.9
2006 6.1
2007 5.9
2008 5.4
2009 5.0
2010 4.8
2011 4.7
2012 4.7
2013 4.5
2014 4.5
Source: Crime in the United States, FBI, Uniform Crime Reports.

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