Murder Rates

Murder Rates by State by Region

  • For 2016, the average Murder Rate of Death Penalty states was 5.4, while the average Murder Rate of States without the Death Penalty was 3.9
  • For 2015, the average Murder Rate of Death Penalty states was 5.0, while the average Murder Rate of States without the Death Penalty was 4.0*
  • For 2014, the average Murder Rate of Death Penalty states was 4.7, while the average Murder Rate of States without the Death Penalty was 3.8
  • For 2013, the average Murder Rate of Death Penalty states was 4.4, while the average Murder Rate of States without the Death Penalty was 3.4
  • For 2012, the average Murder Rate of Death Penalty States was 4.7, while the average Murder Rate of States without the Death Penalty was 3.7
  • For 2011, the average Murder Rate of Death Penalty States was 4.7, while the average Murder Rate of States without the Death Penalty was 3.1
  • For 2010, the average Murder Rate of Death Penalty States was 4.6, while the average Murder Rate of States without the Death Penalty was 2.9
  • For 2009, the average Murder Rate of Death Penalty States was 4.9, while the average Murder Rate of States without the Death Penalty was 2.8
  • For 2008, the average Murder Rate of Death Penalty States was 5.2, while the average Murder Rate of States without the Death Penalty was 3.3

* The average murder rate for 2015 was recalculated based on the updated murder rate information in the 2016 UCR.