Number of Homicides Committed, by the Three Most Common Methods

Notes: The three most common methods of homicide are based on numbers of deaths and are identified with International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes X93–X95, U01.4 (firearms), X99 (cutting/piercing), and X91 (suffocation).

Data Source: National Vital Statistics System, Underlying Cause of Death Data, 2000–2016.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Number of Homicides Committed, by the Three Most Common Methods — United States, 2010–2016