Black Homicide Victimization in the United States


There were 117 Black homicide victims in Wisconsin in 2019.
The homicide rate among Black victims in Wisconsin was 27.24 per 100,000 in 2019.

Ranked 4th in the United States

Fifteen homicide victims (13 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.

Out of 117 homicide victims, 91 were male and 26 were female.

Most Common Weapons
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 84 percent of victims (89 out of 106) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 43 percent (38 victims) were killed with handguns. There were 48 victims killed with firearms, type not stated. There were 9 victims killed with knives or other cutting instruments, and 6 victims killed by bodily force.

Victim/Offender Relationship
For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 75 percent of victims (51 out of 68) were killed by someone they knew. Seventeen victims were killed by strangers.

For homicides in which the circumstances could be identified, 77 percent (61 out of 79) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 51 percent (31 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and the offender.

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