Opinions & Features August 21, 2019 at 05:00 pm

Top 5 states in America with the most black homicide victims

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor August 21, 2019 at 05:00 pm

August 21, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Opinions & Features

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Missouri

Missouri ranks first as the state with the highest black homicide victimization rate. Its rate of 46.21 per 100,000 was more than double the national average for black homicide victimization, the report said. There were 333 black homicide victims in Missouri in 2016. Out of that number, 286 were male, 46 were female, and 1 was of unknown sex. The victims were mostly less than 18 years with handguns mostly used for the homicides. There were, however, 12 victims killed with knives or other cutting instruments, 2 victims killed by bodily force, and 3 victims killed by a blunt object. 72 percent of victims (75 out of 104) were killed by someone they knew. Twenty-nine victims were killed by strangers.

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