Black Homicide Victimization in the United States


There were 695 Black homicide victims in Louisiana in 2022.
The homicide rate among Black victims in Louisiana was 45.7 per 100,000 in 2022.

Ranked 5th in the United States

Eighty-seven homicide victims (12.5 percent) were less than 18 years old and 22 victims (3.2 percent) were 65 years of age or older.

Out of 695 homicide victims, 601 were male and 94 were female.

Most Common Weapons
Most victims were killed with firearms (89.4 percent or 621 out of 695). Twenty-two victims were killed with knives or other sharp instruments.

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