Black Homicide Victimization in the United States


There were 199 Black homicide victims in Wisconsin in 2020.
The homicide rate among Black victims in Wisconsin was 45.72 per 100,000 in 2020.

Ranked 2nd in the United States

Twenty-four homicide victims (12 percent) were less than 18 years old and 3 victims (2 percent) were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 31 years old.

Out of 199 homicide victims, 158 were male and 41 were female.

Most Common Weapons
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 95 percent of victims (169 out of 177) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 33 percent (55 victims) were killed with handguns. There were 111 victims killed with firearms, type not stated. There were 4 victims killed with knives or other cutting instruments and 2 victims killed by bodily force.

Victim/Offender Relationship
For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 66 percent of victims (52 out of 79) were killed by someone they knew. Twenty-seven victims were killed by strangers.

For homicides in which the circumstances could be identified, 79 percent (93 out of 118) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 47 percent (44 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and the offender.

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