Black Homicide Victimization in the United States


There were 318 Black homicide victims in Indiana in 2020.
The homicide rate among Black victims in Indiana was 42.91 per 100,000 in 2020.

Ranked 3rd in the United States

Twenty-seven homicide victims (9 percent) were less than 18 years old and 8 victims (3 percent) were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 30 years old.

Out of 318 homicide victims, 269 were male and 49 were female.

Most Common Weapons
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 90 percent of victims (265 out of 295) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 68 percent (179 victims) were killed with handguns. There were 76 victims killed with firearms, type not stated. There were 15 victims killed with knives or other cutting instruments, 6 victims killed by bodily force, and 5 victims killed by a blunt object.

Victim/Offender Relationship
For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 80 percent of victims (86 out of 107) were killed by someone they knew. Twenty-one victims were killed by strangers.

For homicides in which the circumstances could be identified, 71 percent (117 out of 164) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 42 percent (49 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and the offender.

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