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UNODC. 2013 ‘Homicide in 207 Countries - United States.’ Global Study on Homicide 2011: Trends, Context, Data; Statistical Annex (with online datasets). Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 26 June

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Homicide in the United States of America

Year: Homicides - HomRate - Gun% - GunHom - GunRate (Source)

2011: 14,612 - 4.7 (NP)
2010: 14,722 - 4.7 - 67.5 - 9,960 - 3.2 (NP - NP - CTS - CTS - CTS)
2009: 15,399 - 5.0 - 66.9 - 10,300 - 3.3 (NP - NP - CTS - CTS - CTS)
2008: 16,465 - 5.4 - 67.0 - 11,030 - 3.6 (NP - NP - CTS - CTS - CTS)
2007: 17,128 - 5.7 or 5.9 - 67.9 - 11,630 - 3.8 (NP - NP or PAHO - CTS - CTS - CTS)
2006: 17,309 - 5.8 or 6.0 - 67.8 - 11,730 - 3.9 (NP - NP or PAHO - CTS - CTS - CTS)
2005: 16,740 - 5.6 or 6.0 - 67.9 - 11,360 - 3.8 (NP - NP or PAHO - CTS - CTS - CTS)
2004: 16,148 - 5.5 or 5.8 - 66.0 - 10,660 - 3.6 (NP - NP or PAHO - CTS - CTS - CTS)
2003: 16,528 - 5.7 or 5.9 - 66.8 - 11,040 - 3.8 (NP - NP or PAHO - CTS - CTS - CTS)
2002: 16,204 - 5.6 or 6.0 - nr - nr - nr (NP - NP or PAHO)
2001: 16,037 - 5.6 or 7.0 - nr - nr - nr (NP - NP or PAHO)
2000: 15,586 - 5.5 or 5.8 - nr - nr - nr (NP - NP or PAHO)
1999: 15,522 - 5.6 or 5.9 - nr - nr - nr (NP - NP or PAHO)
1998: 16,974 - 6.2 or 6.4 - nr - nr - nr (NP - NP or PAHO)
1997: 18,208 - 6.7 or 7.1 - nr - nr - nr (NP - NP or PAHO)
1996: 19,645 - 7.3 or 7.6 - nr - nr - nr (NP - NP or PAHO)
1995: 21,606 - 8.1 or 8.3 - nr - nr - nr (NP - NP or PAHO)

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
GunRate: Annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population
Source: Data source or sources cited by UNODC
OR: Alternative figures provided by different sources
NR: Not reported

[NP = National police; CTS = United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems; PAHO = Pan American Health Organisation's Core Health Data System]

Data for 1995-2010 were collated from three online UNODC spreadsheets:
- Homicide level for 2010, or latest available year (Homicides_by_firearms.xls)
- Homicide data series to be used for trends analyses (Homicide_data_series.xls)
- Homicides by firearms (Homicide_level.xlsx)
And from Table 9.1 of the hard-copy UNODC 2011 report (pp. 104-113)

Latest data (26 June 2013 for Homicides and 14 September 2012 for Gun Homicides) were collated from two online UNODC spreadsheets:
- Homicide statistics 2013 (Homicide_statistics2013.xls)
- Homicides by firearms (Homicides_by_firearms.xls)

ID: Q6340

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