Homicide Victims, by Race and Sex: 1980 to 2004

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 306):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 33 rows and 11 columns.

Rates per 100,000 resident population in specified group. Excludes deaths to nonresidents of United States. Beginning 1999, deaths classified according to the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases; see text, Section 2, and footnote 3 in table


  1. Includes races not shown separately.
  2. Rate based on enumerated population figures as of April 1 for 1960, 1970,
    1980, 1990 and 2000; July 1 estimates for other years.
  3. Effective with data for 1999, causes of death are classified by
    The Tenth Revision International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), replacing the Ninth Revision (ICD-9)
    used for 1979-98 data. Breaks in the comparability of some cause of death statistics
    result from changes in category titles, changes in the structure and content of the classification, and changes in coding rules
    used to select the underlying cause of death. In ICD-9, the category Homicide also inludes death as a result of legal intervention.
    ICD-10 has two separate categories for these two causes of death. Some caution use be used in comparing


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.