Firearm Statistics: Updated Table

PART III, UNITED STATES DATA

Table 27. Firearm Homicide in the United States, 1974–2004
Number, Rate (per 100,000 population) and Percentage of All Homicides
YEAR All Homicide Rate Firearm Homicide [1] Rate % US/Canada Ratio [2]
All Homicide Firearm Homicide
1974 20,710 9.7 13,880 6.5 67 3.7 5.2
1975 20,510 9.5 13,330 6.2 65 3.1 4.9
1976 18,780 8.6 12,020 5.5 64 3.0 5.0
1977 19,120 8.7 11,850 5.4 62 2.9 4.9
1978 19,560 8.8 12,520 5.6 64 3.2 5.4
1979 21,460 9.5 13,520 6.0 63 3.7 7.0
1980 23,040 10.1 14,280 6.3 62 4.2 7.9
1981 22,520 9.8 13,960 6.1 62 3.8 7.6
1982 21,010 9.1 12,610 5.4 60 3.4 5.5
1983 19,310 8.3 11,200 4.8 58 3.1 5.4
1984 18,960 8.0 11,190 4.7 59 3.1 5.3
1985 18,980 8.0 11,140 4.7 59 2.9 5.4
1986 20,610 8.6 12,180 5.1 59 3.9 7.6
1987 20,100 8.3 11,880 4.9 59 3.4 6.5
1988 20,680 8.5 12,550 5.1 61 3.9 8.1
1989 21,500 8.7 13,220 5.4 62 3.6 6.7
1990 23,440 9.4 15,000 6.0 64 3.9 8.5
1991 24,700 9.8 16,380 6.5 66 3.6 6.7
1992 23,760 9.3 16,230 6.4 68 3.6 7.3
1993 24,530 9.5 17,070 6.6 70 4.4 9.7
1994 23,330 9.0 16,330 6.3 70 4.4 9.2
1995 21,610 8.2 14,760 5.6 68 4.1 9.4
1996 19,650 7.4 13,320 5.0 68 3.5 7.1
1997 18,210 6.8 12,290 4.6 68 3.5 7.2
1998 16,970 6.3 11,010 4.1 65 3.4 8.1
1999 15,530 5.7 10,130 3.7 65 3.2 6.9
2000 15,590 5.5 10,180 3.7 66 3.1 6.2
2001 15,980 5.6 10,130 3.6 63 3.2 5.9
2002 16,230 5.6 10,820 3.7 67 3.0 7.8
2003 16,528 5.7 11,700 4.0 71 3.3 7.9
2004 16,137 5.5 11,344 3.9 70 2.8 7.2

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice: Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics.


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