Supplemental Homicide:

Characteristics of Single Victim / Single Offender Incidents
 

The Supplemental Homicide Report (SHR) provides information about victim and offender characteristics of each reported homicide. While some homicide incidents may have multiple victims or multiple offenders, the information presented here is about those homicides with one victim and one offender.

The UCR Manual contains more information about these reports. 

2017 Summary

For 2017, there were 778 reported homicide incidents with a single victim and single offender.  For 69.6% of these incidents, the relationship between the victim and offender was known.
 
2017 SHR Victim Offender Relationship
* Other Family is used when the victim is related to the offender in a manner not covered by other victim relationship categories.  For example, grandparent, cousin, aunt, uncle, nephew, and niece are classified as Other Family.  In-laws are also included in this category.
** Other is used for all other relationships including acquaintances, co-workers, and strangers.

The relationship between the victim's and offender's gender was known for 87% of the 778 single victim / single offender homicides in 2017.
 
2017 Florida Homicide Victim/Offender Relationship by Sex

The relationship between the victim's and offender's race was known for 85.3% of the 778 single victim / single offender homicides in 2017.
 
2017 Florida Homicide Victim/Offender Relationship by Race

The type of weapon used in the commission of the homicide was known for each of the 778 single victim / single offender homicides in 2017.
 
2017 Florida Homicide Victim/Offender Weapon Type
* Other includes any item used as a weapon in a manner that could cause injury or death but is not described as one of the above weapon types.  Examples of Other weapon types include a pillow used to suffocate an individual or an automobile used to intentionaly kill a victim.
The Firearm category is used for any weapon that fires a projectile through energy supplied by an explosive substance and not considered a handgun, rifle, or shotgun, or where the type of firearm is unable to be determined.

 


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