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UNODC. 2014 ‘Homicides and Gun Homicides in the United States.’ Global Study on Homicide 2013: Trends, Context, Data. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 10 April

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Homicides in the United States of America (2000-2012)

Year: Homicides - HomRate

2012: 14,827 - 4.7
2011: 14,661 - 4.7
2010: 14,722 - 4.7
2009: 15,399 - 5.0
2008: 16,465 - 5.4
2007: 17,128 - 5.6
2006: 17,309 - 5.8
2005: 16,740 - 5.6
2004: 16,148 - 5.5
2003: 16,528 - 5.6
2002: 16,229 - 5.6
2001: 19,033 - 6.6
2000: 15,586 - 5.5

Source: National police/CTS

Gun Homicides in the United States of America (2005-2012)

Year: Gun% - GunHom*

2012: 60 - 8,896
2011: 59 - 8,650
2010: 60 - 8,833
2009: 60 - 9,239
2008: 58 - 9,550
2007: 59 - 10,106
2006: 59 - 10,212
2005: 61 - 10,211

Source: CTS

[CTS = United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems]

Homicides: Count (number per annum) of homicides by all methods
HomRate: Annual rate of homicide (all methods) per 100,000 population
Gun%: Percentage of all homicides committed with a firearm
GunHom: Count (number per annum) of homicides committed with a firearm

[*Editor's Note: As this edition of the Global Study on Homicide does not provide the number of gun deaths, GunPolicy.org calculates the annual number of homicides committed with a firearm as follows: Homicides x Gun% = GunHom.]

ID: Q8902

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