>15,000 every year

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

There are more than 15,000 murders every year in the United States:

Year: 2007 Population: 301,621,157 Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter: 16,929

Table 1, Crime in the United States, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 2007, http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2007/data/table_01.html (See also  http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm).