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How many people are murdered in the United States each year?
The United States uses two national data collection systems to track detailed information on homicides.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Crime in the United States
report provides homicide data from thousands law enforcement agencies across the Nation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also publishes annual homicide data in its
National Vital Statistics System, Fatal Injury Reports
. Mortality data are produced from standardized death certificates filed throughout the United States.
Read the Bureau of Justice Statistics report,
The Nation's Two Measures of Homicide
for information about these two data collection systems.
August 30, 2019
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