Black Homicide Victimization in the United States

Arkansas

There were 132 Black homicide victims in Arkansas in 2019.
The homicide rate among Black victims in Arkansas was 26.88 per 100,000 in 2019.

Ranked 8th in the United States

Age
Ten homicide victims (8 percent) were less than 18 years old and 2 victims (2 percent) were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 32 years old.

Sex
Out of 132 homicide victims, 111 were male and 21 were female.

Most Common Weapons
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 92 percent of victims (115 out of 125) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 50 percent (58 victims) were killed with handguns. There were 49 victims killed with firearms, type not stated. There were 6 victims killed with knives or other cutting instruments, and 3 victims killed by a blunt object.

Victim/Offender Relationship
For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 90 percent of victims (45 out of 50) were killed by someone they knew. Five victims were killed by strangers.

Circumstance
For homicides in which the circumstances could be identified, 77 percent (47 out of 61) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 64 percent (30 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and the offender.


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