Black Homicide Victimization in the United States


There were 451 Black homicide victims in Mississippi in 2022.
The homicide rate among Black victims in Mississippi was 40.4 per 100,000 in 2022.

Ranked 10th in the United States

Forty-four homicide victims (9.8 percent) were less than 18 years old and 11 victims (2.4 percent) were 65 years of age or older.

Out of 451 homicide victims, 384 were male and 67 were female.

Most Common Weapons
Most victims were killed with firearms (92.0 percent or 415 out of 451). Fourteen victims were killed with knives or other sharp instruments.

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