Supplemental Homicide Reports

A Supplemental Homicide Report (SHR) is created for each report of Homicide and Negligent Manslaughter included in the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR).  The SHR provides information regarding victim and offender characteristics, the circumstances of the crime, the relationship between an offender(s) and victim(s), and the type of weapon used in the commission of the homicide.

Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter is defined as the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Negligent Manslaughter is defined as the killing of another person through gross negligence.

Justifiable Homicide is defined as the killing of the perpetrator of a serious criminal offense either by a law enforcement officer in the line of duty or by a private citizen, during the commission of a serious criminal offense.

The UCR Manual contains more information about these reports. 

2018 Summary

There were 1,303 Supplemental Homicide Reports completed in 2018.  Of these, 125 were for offenses classified as Justifiable Homicide, 71 for Negligent Manslaughter, and 1,107 for Homicide.
 
2017 Supplemental Homicide Report

In 2018, there were 571 known circumstances reported for Justifiable Homicide and Homicide data.
 
2017 Florida Homicide Known Circumstances

*Other Circumstances - Any homicide in which the motive and intent of the offender are known but do not fit in one of the above circumstances (e.g., euthanasia).

The SHR data contains information about the number of victims and offenders involved in each incident.  In 2018, there were 961Homicide incidents with one victim per incident.  Of these, 667 involved a single offender, 84 involved multiple offenders, and 210 had an unknown number of offenders. The remaining 146 deaths occurred as part of multiple-victim homicides.
 
2017 Florida Homicide Victim to Offender Situation Classifications

Additional information about the single victim / single offender homicides is available.
 

Florida Supplemental Homicide Reports, 1996 - 2018 (Excel)
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FSAC Fact Sheet - Focus on Youth Homicide Victims: a brief analysis of the Supplemental Homicide Reports from 2007 to 2017 and a synopsis of youth homicide victim information in Florida (August 2018)

 

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