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Murder Victims: by Race and Sex, 2007

The following table shows the total number and percent distribution of murder victims in the United States by race and sex during 2007.

Race and sex Total no.
victims
Percent
distribution1
Race    
 White 6,948 46.8%
 Black 7,316 49.3
 Other 345 2.3
 Unknown 222 1.5
Sex    
 Male 11,618 78.3%
 Female 3,177 21.4
 Unknown 36 0.2
Total 14,831 100.0
1. Because of rounding, percentages may not add up to 100.
Source: Crime in the United States, 2008, FBI, Uniform Crime Reports.

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