Homicides in U.S. Cities

This page focuses specifically on displaying cumulative homicide data in major U.S. cities. To access other information, please visit our home page or statistics page.

Click on the dropdown menu below to select the cities and years of focus, and time series graphs for each city will be generated. The graphs show the cumulative number of homicides for each city for the specified years.

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The displayed data is collected from open data sources and data requests sent to specific cities. Data has been cleaned but may still contain errors. Certain reports have been dropped that are not related to the crime categories presented above. Data has also been restricted for categorical consistency across years. When necessary, crime incidents and arrests have been classified manually on that basis of “crime description”, “weapon”, “victim”, and “premises” fields. Finally, many cities release data that is subsequently audited and updated. This means that very recent data may not be accurate. Below are data definitions.

Data on this site comes from research led by David Abrams, with assistance from Priyanka Goonetilleke, Elizabeth Holmdahl and Bridget Brody. Please cite this URL when using figures or data. Site designed and built by Kathy Qian and David Feng.

To request access to the raw data used on this site please email David Abrams and Priyanka Goonetilleke