Number of murders in the US
How many murders are there in the US?
5 murders per 100000 inhabitants
In 2011, approximately 14,612 persons were murdered in the United States of America. This signifies that there were 4.7 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. It is extremely important to know that nearly 44 percent of murders were reported in the South, the most populous region, 21.0 percent were reported in the West, 20.6 percent were reported in the Midwest and 14.8 percent were reported in the Northeast. The good news is that there are not as many murders as in 2002.