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Where Does Your State Rank When It Comes to Black Homicide? | Colorlines

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A new report from the Violence Policy Center (VPC) shines a light on how Black people die in the United States. Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2016 Homicide Data taps unpublished data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) to rank states according to the number of Black teens and adults murdered there; the latest data available is from 2016.

The analysis reveals a national crisis. From the report:

According to the FBI SHR data, in 2016 there were 7,756 Black homicide victims in the United States. The homicide rate among Black victims in the United States was 20.44 per 100,000. For that year, the overall national homicide rate was 5.10 per 100,000. For Whites, the national homicide rate was 2.96 per 100,000.


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