Black Homicide Victimization in the United States


There were 210 Black homicide victims in Indiana in 2019.
The homicide rate among Black victims in Indiana was 28.92 per 100,000 in 2019.

Ranked 3rd in the United States

Nineteen homicide victims (9 percent) were less than 18 years old and 3 victims (1 percent) were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 29 years old.

Out of 210 homicide victims, 183 were male and 27 were female.

Most Common Weapons
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 88 percent of victims (137 out of 155) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 61 percent (84 victims) were killed with handguns. There were 50 victims killed with firearms, type not stated. There were 13 victims killed with knives or other cutting instruments, 4 victims killed by bodily force, and 1 victim killed by a blunt object.

Victim/Offender Relationship
For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 85 percent of victims (67 out of 79) were killed by someone they knew. Twelve victims were killed by strangers.

For homicides in which the circumstances could be identified, 61 percent (77 out of 126) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 40 percent (31 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and the offender.

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