Black Homicide Victimization in the United States


There were 680 Black homicide victims in Pennsylvania in 2022.
The homicide rate among Black victims in Pennsylvania was 41.6 per 100,000 in 2022.

Ranked 9th in the United States

Fifty-five homicide victims (8.1 percent) were less than 18 years old and 16 victims (2.4 percent) were 65 years of age or older.

Out of 680 homicide victims, 608 were male and 72 were female.

Most Common Weapons
Most victims were killed with firearms (89.0 percent or 605 out of 680). Twenty-six victims were killed with knives or other sharp instruments.

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