Black Homicide Victimization in the United States

Oklahoma

There were 88 Black homicide victims in Oklahoma in 2019.
The homicide rate among Black victims in Oklahoma was 24.75 per 100,000 in 2019.

Ranked 10th in the United States

Age
Four homicide victims (5 percent) were less than 18 years old and 1 victim (1 percent) was 65 years of age or older. The average age was 32 years old.

Sex
Out of 88 homicide victims, 78 were male and 10 were female.

Most Common Weapons
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 89 percent of victims (77 out of 87) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 77 percent (59 victims) were killed with handguns. There were 13 victims killed with firearms, type not stated. There were 6 victims killed with knives or other cutting instruments, 2 victims killed by bodily force, and 2 victims killed by a blunt object.

Victim/Offender Relationship
For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 77 percent of victims (46 out of 60) were killed by someone they knew. Fourteen victims were killed by strangers.

Circumstance
For homicides in which the circumstances could be identified, 79 percent (52 out of 66) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 46 percent (24 homicides) involved an argument between the victim and the offender.


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